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Pesticide occurrence in groundwater in areas of high-density row crop production in Alabama, 2009

Open-File Report 2011-1102

Prepared in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
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Abstract

High-density row crop production occurs in three areas of Alabama that are underlain by productive aquifers, northern Alabama, southeastern Alabama, and Baldwin County in southwestern Alabama. The U.S. Geological Survey collected five groundwater samples from each of these three areas during 2009 for analysis of selected pesticides. Results of these analyses showed detections for 37 of 152 analytes. The three most frequently detected compounds were atrazine, 2-Chloro-4-isopropylamino-6-amino-triazine (CIAT), and metolachlor. The highest concentration for any analyte was 4.08 micrograms per liter for metolachlor.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Pesticide occurrence in groundwater in areas of high-density row crop production in Alabama, 2009
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2011-1102
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Alabama Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 17 p.
State:
Alabama