State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2008MD176B
Title: Summer Fellowship: Investigating the Fate and Persistence of dichloroacetamide herbacide safeners in model environmental systems
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2008
End Date: 2/28/2009
Congressional District: MD-7
Focus Categories: Toxic Substances, Non Point Pollution
Keywords: herbacides, agriculture, endocrine disruptors
Principal Investigator: Davis, Allen (U. Maryland)
Federal Funds: $ 5,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 10,000
Abstract: The scientific literature is virtually silent regarding the environmental chemistry, occurrence and overall fate of herbicide "safeners". These widely used agrochemicals, also known as herbicide antidotes, are used to protect crop plants from the deleterious effects of herbicides. Experiments proposed herein seek to systematically evaluate the persistence and abiotic reactivity of the dichloroacetamide safeners and their degradation products formed in environmentally relevant model aqueous systems. Hypotheses for this work include:

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