Submitted to: Weed Science
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/2/2005
Publication Date: 6/3/2005
Citation: Krutz, L.J., Senseman, S.A., Zablotowicz, R.M., Matocha, M.A. 2005. Reducing herbicide runoff from agricultural fields with vegetative filter strips: a review. Weed Science, 53:353-367.
Technical Abstract: Although the effectiveness of vegetative filter strips (VFS) for retaining herbicide runoff is well documented, a comprehensive review of the literature does not exist. The objectives of this manuscript are to denote the methods developed for evaluating herbicide retention in VFS; determine the advantages and disadvantages of these methods in relation to research objectives; ascertain the efficacy of VFS in regards to abating herbicide runoff; identify the parameters reported to affect herbicide retention in VFS; review the environmental fate of herbicides once retained by VFS; and identify future research needs.