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Herbicides and Environment

Herbicides are much more than just weed killers. They may exhibit beneficial or adverse effects on other organisms. Given their toxicological, environmental but also agricultural relevance, herbicides are an interesting field of activity not only for scientists working in the field of agriculture. It seems that the investigation of herbicide-induced effects on weeds, crop plants, ecosystems, microorganisms, and higher organism requires a multidisciplinary approach. Some important aspects regarding the multisided impacts of herbicides on the living world are highlighted in this book. I am sure that the readers will find a lot of helpful information, even if they are only slightly interested in the topic.

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Herbicides and EnvironmentEdited by Andreas Kortekamp

Published: January 8th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/550

ISBN: 978-953-307-476-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4531-8

Copyright year: 2011

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122979 Total Chapter Downloads

42 Crossref Citations

210 Web of Science Citations

215 Dimensions Citations


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1. Herbicides: the Face and the Reverse of the Coin. An in Vitro Approach to the Toxicity of Herbicides in Non-Target Organisms

By Amália Jurado, Maria Fernandes, Romeu Videira, Francisco Peixoto and Joaquim Vicente


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2. Impact of Herbicides on Non-Target Organisms in Sustainable Irrigated Rice Production Systems: State of Knowledge and Future Prospects

By Victor Galhano, Laranjo Gomes, Fernández-valientec Eduardo , Romeu Videira and Francisco Peixoto


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3. Transient Effect of the Herbicide Flumioxazin on Physiology of Vitis Vinifera L. Cv. Pinot Meunier.

By Aurelie Bigot, Christophe Clément and Nathalie Gaveau


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4. Unexpected Side Effects of Herbicides: Modulation of Plant-Pathogen Interactions

By Andreas Kortekamp


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5. Herbicides Effect on Nitrogen Cycling in Agroecossystems

By Virginia Damin and Paulo Trivelin


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6. Critical Revision and Development Perspectives of Herbicide Residues Analysis in Agro Ecosystems

By Veronica Cesio, Silvina Niell, Lucia Pareja, Grisel Fernandez, Lucia Geis Asteggiante, Bernardo Bocking, Claudio García, Amadeo R.fernandez-alba and Horacio Heinzen


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7. Prevention of Herbicides Pollution Using Sorbents in Controlled Release Formulations

By Villafranca-Sánches Matilde, Flores-céspedes Francisco, Isabel Daza-Fernández and Fernández-Pérez Manuel


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8. The Fate of Herbicides in Soil

By Ilaria Braschi, Carlo Emanuele Gessa and Sonia Blasioli


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9. Environment Behavior and Fate of a New Pyrimidynyloxybenzoic Herbicide ZJ0273 in Aerobic Soil

By Haiyan Wang, Yanfei Zhang, Man Yu, Juying Li and Qingfu Ye


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10. Application of a Laboratory Bioassay for Assessment of Bioactivity of ALS-Inhibiting Herbicides in Soil

By Anna Szmigielski, Bryce Geisel, Frederick Holm, Eric Johnson and Jeff Schoenau


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11. An Electrochemical Approach to Quantitative Analysis of Herbicides and to the Study of Their Interactions with Soils Components

By Ana Valeria Juarez, Julieta Soledad Riva and Lidia Mabel Yudi


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12. Application of Bioassays in Studies on Phytotoxic Herbicide Residues in the Soil Environment

By Tomasz Sekutowski


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13. Adsorption and Photochemical Behaviour of the Herbicide Monuron on Clay Surfaces

By Hafida Mountacer, Laila Tajeddine and Mohamed Sarakha


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14. Application of Diflufenican Herbicide on Soils Amended with Different Organic Wastes

By Manuel Tejada, Marina Del Toro, Manuel Tejada, Marina Del Toro, Isidoro Gomez and Juan Parrado


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15. Impacts of Biochar (Black Carbon) Additions on the Sorption and Efficacy of Herbicides

By Alegría Cabrera Mesa and Kurt Spokas


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16. Effects of Herbicide Glyphosate and Glyphosate-Based Formulations on Aquatic Ecosystems

By Gonzalo Luis Pérez, María Solange Vera and Leandro Miranda


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17. The Impact of Herbicides on Benthic Organisms in Flooded Ricefields in Southern Brazil

By Joele Baumart and Sandro Santos


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18. Structural and Functional Effects of Herbicides on Non-Target Organisms in Aquatic Ecosystems with an Emphasis on Atrazine

By James Fairchild


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19. Toxicology of the Herbicide Acrolein: Risk Assessment in Aquatic Environments

By Cristina Mónica Montagna, Ana María Pechen De D and Andrés Venturino


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20. Genetic Adaptation of Phytoplankters to Herbicides

By Victoria López-rodas, Eduardo Costas and Antonio Flores-moya


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21. Highly Specific Biosensors to Herbicides, Based on Sensitive- and Resistant-Mutants of Microalgae

By Javier Hernández-Allica, Daniel Carrera-Martínez, Victoria López-Rodas, Antonio Flores-Moya and Eduardo Costas


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22. How Early Diagenesis Reveals in Situ Biodegradation of Herbicides in Sediment

By Devault Damien A., Delmotte Sébastien, Macarie Hervé, Dolfing Jan and Anschutz Pierre


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23. Risk Estimate of Water Contamination and Occurrence of Pesticide in the South of Brazil

By Sergiane Caldas, Renato Zanella and Ednei Primel


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24. Saccharomyces Cerevisiae as a Tool to Evaluate the Effects of Herbicides on Eukaryotic Life

By Daniela Braconi, Giulia Bernardini, Lia Millucci, Gabriella Jacomelli, Vanna Micheli and Annalisa Santucci


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25. Herbicides in Argentina. Comparative Evaluation of the Genotoxic and Cytotoxic Effects on Mammalian Cells Exerted by Auxinic Members

By Sonia Soloneski and Marcelo Larramendy


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26. A Study on Dioxin Contamination in Herbicide Sprayed Area in Vietnam by GIS

By Dang Duc Nhu, Teruhiko Kido, Nguyen Ngoc Hung, Phung Tri Dung, Le Thi Hong Thom, Rie Naganuma, Nobuhiro Sawano, Le Ke Son, Kenji Tawara, Hideaki Nakagawa and Le Vu Quan


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27. Developmental Toxicity of Nitrophenolic Herbicide Dinoseb, 2-Sec-Butyl-4,6-Dinitrophenol

By Mariko Matsumoto, Akihiko Hirose and Makoto Ema


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28. New Concept for Evaluating Toxicity of Herbicide for Ecological Risk Assessment

By Munir Mohammad and Kazuhito Itoh


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29. Resistance of Weeds to Herbicides

By William Vencill, Timothy Grey and Stanley Culpepper


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30. Brief Approach of Herbicide Resistance in Context of Crops Development Worldwide

By Ioan Gheorghe Oroian


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31. Resistance to Herbicides in the Model Organisms Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Arabidopsis thaliana: the Involvement of Multidrug Resistance Transporters

By Tânia Cabrito, Estelle Remy, Miguel Teixeira, Paula Duque and Isabel Sá-correia


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32. Herbicides Applications: Problems and Considerations

By Jamal R. Qasem


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33. Impacts, Efficacy and Economics of Bushwacker SC (Bromacil) in Controlling Acacia Invasion in South Africa

By Sikhalazo Dube, Fatunbi A. Oluwole and 'Mota, S. Lesoli


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34. Pyrimidinylsalicylic Based Herbicides: Modeling and Prediction

By Eduardo J. Delgado


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35. Marine and Freshwater Microalgae as a Potential Source of Novel Herbicides

By John Berry


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36. Herbicidical Potentiality of Fusel Oil

By Andrea Azania, Carlos Azania, Marcos Omir Marques and Maria Do Carmo Morelli D Pavani


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