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Mobility of pesticides in water, sediment, plants and soils, including soil columns

Understanding mobility of pesticides is an important part of environmental toxicology and chemistry. Pesticides need to be mobile enough to allow them to be transported to the site of action. On the other hand, pesticides that are too mobile will rapidly dissipate once applied to the target area and contaminate water and sediment. Many factors can affect the mobility of pesticides in soil and water including soil characteristics, pesticide properties, and timing of application.

Dr. Joel R Coats

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Principal Investigator
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Entomology
Area of Expertise: 
Insecticide Toxicology
Environmental Toxicology

Mr. Vurtice C Albright III

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Graduate Student
Ph. D. Candidate
Graduate Assistant-Research
Area of Expertise: 
Environmental Toxicology