Semi-Field Methods for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Soil

Andreas Schaeffer, Paul J. van den Brink, Fred Heimbach, Simon P. Hoy, Frank M.W. de Jong, Jorg Rombke, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Jose P. Sousa

June 14, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 144 Pages - 36 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138117969 - CAT# K35566

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Features

  • Provides a timely summary of the state-of-the-art on higher tier terrestrial risk assessment of pesticides in soil
  • Assesses pesticide risk to both the structure and function of soil at the ecosystem level
  • Offers regulatory guidance to authorities and researchers in industry and academia
  • Explains how to best apply semi-field tests, which have the advantage of laboratory tests and field studies

Summary

Based on discussions at the 2007 SETAC Europe PERAS Workshop in Coimbra, Semi-Field Methods for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Soil presents a timely summary of state-of-the-art higher-tier terrestrial risk assessment of plant protection products (PPPs). Influential regulators, academics, and industry scientists provide a comprehensive, science-based view to guide regulatory authorities and manufacturers in assessing the higher-tier terrestrial risks of PPPs in the environment.

The book includes a clear description of how to perform a higher-tier terrestrial risk assessment and provides a single reference on the subject. It examines various types of semi-field methods for soil assessment, including the use of terrestrial model ecosystems for pesticide risk assessment. In addition, the text also explores legislative and regulatory issues and offers technical recommendations. The book provides guidance on how to assess the soil risks of pesticides in the environment and explains how to use semi-field methods to access how pesticides may lead to spatial and temporal changes in soil biological communities and the larger agricultural landscape.

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