Special Issue "Effect of the Application of Organic Waste on the Dynamics of Pesticides in Soils"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: pesticide; soil; adsorption–desorption; leaching; immobilization; biodegradation; dissipation; organic sorbents; contamination; soil remediation; organic amendments; soil microbiology
Interests: pesticide dynamics; adsorption; desorption; degradation; mobility; soil; water; contamination; organic amendments; pollution prevention; pesticide fate models
The application of organic wastes as soil amendments improves the organic matter (OM) content, and preserves the functionality and fertility of soils, especially in those with a poor OM content. Pesticides ensure food supply, increase crop yields, and protect crops from pests. The simultaneous application of organic wastes and pesticides to soils is now a common agricultural management practice. The dynamics of pesticides in soils can be modified after the application of different organic wastes with high OM content. The solid and liquid OM of these organic wastes may modify the physicochemical behavior of pesticides in soils (adsorption–desorption, mobility, degradation, etc.), affecting soil quality and surface and ground waters when these compounds are applied to the soil. This Special Issue invites critical reviews and research papers providing innovative insights into the effect of applying organic wastes on the dynamics of pesticides in soils from agricultural and environmental perspectives.
We particularly invite contributions concerning various aspects of the agricultural and environmental implications of the application of organic wastes of different origin (agricultural, urban, agro-forestry, agro-industry, etc.) in soils to assess their long-term impact on soil OM and quality, its effect on the dynamics of pesticides at laboratory and field scale across different soil types and agricultural systems, as well as pesticide fate modelling studies within this context and these scales. Moreover, evaluations of the impact of organic wastes and pesticides on the structure and functioning of soil microbial communities are also welcome.
Dr. María Sonia Rodríguez-Cruz
Dr. Jesús M. Marín-Benito
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- pesticides (herbicides/fungicides/insecticides, etc.)
- organic residue/waste/amendment
- agricultural soil
- remediation of soil contamination
- water contamination prevention
- soil microbiology
- pesticide fate modelling