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Remobilization of bound residues of herbicides in soils cultivated with sugar cane with vinasse application, straw and filter cake

Grant number: 11/15677-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Principal Investigator:Valdemar Luiz Tornisielo
Grantee:Marcela Lembi Viti
Host Institution: Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/10018-4 - Identification of metabolites of study remobilization of bound residues herbicide in soil cultivation of cane sugar with application the vinasse, straw cane and pie filter, BE.EP.MS


The current system of production of cane sugar, with cultivation of large areas, requires the intensive use of agricultural inputs. Among these, the herbicides are among the most important issues to achieve high levels of productivity today. Among the various options for pre-emergent herbicide registered for the cultivation of sugar cane are the diuron, diuron + hexazinone, metribuzin, and hexazinone. When applied in the culture of sugar cane these pesticides can follow different routes, reaching the ground directly or indirectly. In contact with the ground they can be absorbed by plant roots, are leached, degraded or remain strongly sorbed to the soil. When a molecule of pesticide is sorbed to colloids, it can be in the form of residue on (not available), however, in some cases, part of the fraction bound to the soil can return to the soil solution by microbial processes, this process is known as remobilization.The application of vinasse to fertigation, straw and sugarcane filter cake is widely used in the cane fields, but it is unclear whether this practice leads to remobilization of bound residues and mineralization of herbicides in soil and can bring benefits for the degradation of these herbicides by microorganisms soil, or affect the quality of the soil, leaching to groundwater.Due to the great use of these herbicides and the environmental significance of bound residues of the study, this project aims to evaluate, under laboratory conditions, the remobilization of bound residues of 14C-diuron, 14C - diuron + hexazinone, 14C - 14C and hexazinone - metribuzin in two soil cultivation of sugar cane, which were used known amounts of radiolabeled herbicide treatments with application of stillage, filter cake and straw cane sugar.

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VITI, MARCELA LEMBI; MENDES, KASSIO FERREIRA; DOS REIS, FABRICIA CRISTINA; DIAS GUIMARAES, ANA CAROLINA; MARTINEZ SORIA, MARIA TERESA; TORNISIELO, VALDEMAR LUIZ. Characterization and Metabolism of Bound Residues of Three Herbicides in Soils Amended with Sugarcane Waste. SUGAR TECH, v. 23, n. 1, p. 23-37, . (11/15677-0)
Academic Publications
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VITI, Marcela Lembi. Remobilization of bound residues of herbicides in soils cultivated with sugar cane with vinasse application, straw and filter cake and identification of metabolites. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA/STB) Piracicaba.

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