Rapid degradation of butachlor in wheat rhizosphere soil

Y. L. YU, Y. X. CHEN, Y. M. LUO, X. D. PAN, Y. F. HE, Ming Hung WONG

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Abstract

The degradative characteristics of butachlor in non-rhizosphere, wheat rhizosphere, and inoculated rhizosphere soils were measured. The rate constants for the degradation of butachlor in non-rhizosphere, rhizosphere, and inoculated rhizosphere soils were measured to be 0.0385, 0.0902, 0.1091 at 1 mg/kg, 0.0348, 0.0629, 0.2355 at 10 mg/kg, and 0.0299, 0.0386, 0.0642 at 100 mg/kg, respectively. The corresponding half-lives for butachlor in the soils were calculated to be 18.0, 7.7, 6.3 days at 1 mg/kg, 19.9, 11.0, 2.9 days at 10 mg/kg, and 23.2, 18.0, 10.8 days at 100 mg/kg, respectively. The experimental results show that the degradation of butachlor can be enhanced greatly in wheat rhizosphere, and especially in the rhizosphere inoculated with the bacterial community designated HD which is capable of degrading butachlor. It could be concluded that rhizosphere soil inoculated with microorganisms-degrading target herbicides is a useful pathway to achieve rapid degradation of the herbicides in soil. Copyright © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-774
JournalChemosphere
Volume50
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

Citation

Yu, Y. L., Chen, Y. X., Luo, Y. M., Pan, X. D., He, Y. F., & Wong, M. H. (2003). Rapid degradation of butachlor in wheat rhizosphere soil. Chemosphere, 50(6), 771-774. doi: 10.1016/S0045-6535(02)00218-7

Keywords

  • Rhizosphere
  • Herbicide
  • Bioremediation
  • Detoxification
  • Pesticide

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