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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Rainfall Simulator Study of Agro Chemicals Transport in Soils in South Florida.

Authors
item Savabi, M
item Norton, Lloyd
item Shinde, Dilip - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
item Szulczewski, Melanie

Submitted to: Nutrient Management and Water Quality Symposium in Southeast United States
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2000
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Non-point source water pollutants resulting from agricultural areas have been implicated as a source of water quality degradation in south Florida. Loading from agricultural and urban areas has increased nutrient concentrations, particularly phosphorus in the Everglades National Park. It is reported that nutrient-enriched waters affect vegetation type and patterns in this areas. The objective of this study is to investigate the transport of phosphorus and Atrazine pesticide in soils of south Florida. Three typical soils from the region were selected and used in this study. A rainfall simulator was used to apply a typical local rainfall events. The results indicate that there is a significant relationship between different soil types and the rate with which phosphorus and Atrazine pesticide dissolve and attach to sediments, and leach within the soil.

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