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  1. Vol. 2 No. 4, p. 463-466
    Received: Nov 16, 1972

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Agricultural Chemicals in Surface Runoff, Ground Water, and Soil: I. Endrin1

  1. G. H. Willis and
  2. R. A. Hamilton2



Endrin (1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-6,7-epoxy-1,4, 4a,5,6,7,8,8aoctahydro-1,4-endo, endo-5,8-dimethanonapthalene) was surface applied at a rate of 0.337 kg/ha to sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) plots instrumented to sample surface runoff and ground water. Runoff, ground water, and soil sampleswere collected over a 2-year period and analyzed for endrin. Only small amounts of endrin were lost annually in runoff (less than 0.2% of that applied), and little endrin accumulated in soil. Trace amounts of endrin appeared to move through soil in the plots but not through soil columns. A delay of 72 hours between application and rainfall decreased the amount of endrin in runoff, ground water, and soil.

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