3.3. Glyphosate transport
The rapid rate of glyphosate decay in Chinese loess Amrubicin indicates that the risks of onsite glyphosate pollution and leaching to deeper soil are low. Intense rains are an essential factor for the offsite transport of glyphosate and AMPA and can be a strong risk in regions with high soil erosion rates. Particulate-facilitated transport of glyphosate should receive more attention in the regions where soil erosion frequently occurs. Further study should be considered, and a realistic erosion-pesticide model should be developed zone of elongation can simulate the particulate-facilitated transport of glyphosate and its offsite risks involving decay processes.
AcknowledgementsWe want to thank Prof. Hao Feng and workers who kindly supported to finish the field observation. Dr. William Blackhall is also highly appreciated for language editing. The funding is from China–Netherlands Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP) supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, OND1339291) and the External Cooperation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. GJHZ1018).