Microbial diversity and activity in subsoil in relation to pesticide degradation and groundwater protection

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/1/1993         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EV5V-CT920216
Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Microbiology
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Project objectives:
To provide basic knowledge which will allow refinement and validation of current mathematical models for estimating the movement and degradation of pesticides 
in soils and subsoils.
Project Summary:
Research was undertaken at six field sites, each consisting of an accessible dry well and a weather station, where measurements of temperature change, moisture 
content, moisture flow and oxygen partial pressure were taken. These data, along with additional data from laboratory experiments relating to the microbial
degradation of 2,4-D and Carbofuran were used in models to assess degradation at depth and in surface soil horizons.
Achieved Objectives:

Product Descriptions:

Additional Information:
Lead Institution: 
Bayer AG, Leverkusen, DE 
Partner Institutions: 
Zeneca Ltd, Brackwell, UK 
Institut National de la Recherch Agronomique, Dijon, France 
This information was taken from a source other than the project site: European Commission (1998) Examples of EC research projects directly or indirectly 
related to soil science. Edited by M. Catizzone. European Commission, Directorate-General 12: Science Research & Development
Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework 4 Funding Programme FP4 of European Community activities in the field of research and technological development and demonstration
Link to Organisations:
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Antony Chapman  Who does what?  29/12/2005 16:20:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  28/09/2006 17:24:00