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Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2013 Sep;91(3):356-61. doi: 10.1007/s00128-013-1045-0. Epub 2013 Jun 22.

Effect of moisture, organic matter, microbial population and fortification level on dissipation of pyraclostrobin in soils.

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  • 1Division of Agricultural Chemicals, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 110012, India.


The dissipation of pyraclostrobin, a strobilurin fungicide, in soil was found to be influenced by soil moisture, organic matter content and microbial population. Among the different moisture regimes, dissipation was faster under submerged condition (T1/2 10 days) followed by field capacity (T1/2 28.7 days) and in dry soil (T1/2 41.8 days). Use of sludge at 5 % level to Inceptisol favoured a faster dissipation of pyraclostrobin, whereas a slower rate of dissipation was observed in partial organic matter removed soil as compared to normal soil. Slower rate of dissipation was also observed in sterile soil (T1/2 47 days) compared to normal soil. Pyraclostrobin dissipated faster in Vertisol (T1/2 21.8 days) than in Inceptisol (T1/2 28.7 days). No significant difference in the dissipation rate was observed at 1 and 10 μg g(-1) fortification levels.

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