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USGS Study: Atrazine Unlikely to Exceed Drinking Water Standard in Agricultural Groundwater

[ 0 ] March 14, 2012

From USGS via Journal of Environmental Quality: …Atrazine is one of the most extensively used agricultural herbicides in the United States, with an average annual use (1992–1995) of 29 million kg active ingredient applied to about 231,000 km2 of cropland (primarily corn and sorghum) (Thelin and Gianessi, 2000).  National models of atrazine occurrence in shallow […]

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Setting the Record Straight on Atrazine

[ 0 ] March 1, 2012

From Syngenta Crop Protection: Atrazine, a popular and trusted herbicide for more than 50 years, is once again under attack.  A recent flurry of negative articles, videos and blogs has been spreading false claims. Atrazine is a well-tested, safe and beneficial product that is critical to American agriculture and the nation’s economy.  A robust scientific […]