Effect of concentration, moisture and soil type on the dissipation of flufenacet from soil.

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Effect of concentration, moisture and soil type on dissipation of flufenacet from soil has been studied under laboratory condition. The treated soil samples (1 and 10 microg/g levels) were incubated at 25+/-1 degrees C. The effect of moisture was studied by maintaining the treated soil samples (10 microg/g level) at field capacity and submerged condition. In general, flufenacet persisted for 60-90 days at lower and beyond 90 days at high rate. The dissipation of flufenacet from soil followed first order kinetics with half-life (DT50) values ranging from 10 to 31 days. The dissipation of flufenacet was faster at low rate than high rate of application. The slow dissipation at high rate could be attributed to inhibition of microbial activity at high rate. There was little overall difference in rate of dissipation in Ranchi and Nagpur soil maintained at field capacity and submerged condition moisture regimes. In Delhi soil net dissipation was faster under field capacity moisture than submerged condition. Soil types greatly influenced the dissipation of flufenacet. Dissipation was fastest in Delhi soil (DT50 10.1-22.3 days) followed by Ranchi soil (DT50 10.5-24.1 days) and least in Nagpur soil (DT50 29.2-31.0 days). The difference in dissipation could be attributed to the magnitude of adsorption and desorption of flufenacet in these soils.

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