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Fate in the soil of an oil additive of plant origin

Cecutti, Marie-Christine and Agius, Dominique and Caussade, Bernard-Henri and Gaset, Antoine Fate in the soil of an oil additive of plant origin. (2002) Pest Management Science, 58 (12). 1236-1242. ISSN 1526-498X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.587


The methyl ester of oleic acid, a plant oil derivative, can be used as an additive oil for pesticides. We compared the biodegradability in soil of this oil with that of a mineral oil by means of laboratory experiments using lysimeters of 70 cm height × 20 cm diameter. The migration in soil of the oils and of the metabolites of the plant ester over 120 days was examined by gas chromatography and liquid chromatography. The plant oil and its metabolites were completely degraded within 60 days, whereas degradation of the mineral oil required 90 days. The molecules did not migrate far into the soil and therefore presented no risk of contaminating groundwater.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02093538
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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