Pesticides and Soil Invertebrates: A Hazard Assessment.

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Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Document Type: Article
Length: 433 words
Lexile Measure: 1470L

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Author(s): Tari Gunstone, Tara Cornelisse, Kendra Klein, Aditi Dubey, Nathan Donley

Agricultural pesticide use and its associated environmental harms is widespread throughout much of the world. Efforts to mitigate this harm have largely been focused on reducing pesticide contamination of the water and air, as runoff and pesticide drift are the most significant sources of offsite pesticide movement. Yet pesticide contamination of the soil can also result in environmental harm. Pesticides are often applied directly to soil as drenches and granules and increasingly in the form of seed coatings, making it important to understand how pesticides impact soil ecosystems. Soils contain an abundance of biologically diverse organisms that...

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