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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Predicting fate
Date: Tuesday, February 4th
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin Hall (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Jim Blair, Milton and Edgewood College
Abstract: Large quantities of agrochemicals are applied to farm fields every year. What happens to them? How are they transported and transformed? How long do they last in the soil? How rapidly do they move through soil to reach the ground water? Where do they end up? This has been studied after the chemicals have been applied. In this talk I will describe the development of a series of laboratory procedures that attempt to predict the environmental fate of new agrochemicals before they are applied. Topics include: Radio-labels and Liquid Scintillation Counting The Three Faces of Fate Material Balance Does History Matter? MCPA, Dow, and St. Croix Factory Farms and Frankenfoods
Host: Clint Sprott
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