Applications of the California pesticide use reporting database in more than 25 years of U.S. Geological Survey hydrological studies: Chapter 15

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Edited by: Minghua ZhangScott JacksonMark A. Robertson, and Michael R. Zeiss

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been collecting data on the occurrence of pesticides in California surface and ground water since the 1970’s. The design of these studies benefited from the availability of the Pesticide Use Reporting (PUR) database of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Actual locations and dates of applications of active ingredient allow for effective design of studies that seek to understand which compounds can be mobilized from the point of application as well as the hydrological or climate-related factors that enhance the off-site transport. Key studies from the 1970’s to the present are discussed here and demonstrate how the USGS both designed studies and improved their analytical methodology to keep up with changes in how pesticides are used in California.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Applications of the California pesticide use reporting database in more than 25 years of U.S. Geological Survey hydrological studies: Chapter 15
DOI 10.1021/bk-2018-1283.ch015
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher American Chemical Society
Contributing office(s) California Water Science Center
Description 24 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Managing and analyzing pesticide use data for pest management, environmental monitoring, public health, and public policy. ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1283
First page 323
Last page 346
Country United States
State California