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Comparative Degradation Study of Lambda Cyhalothrin in Soils from Athi River And Kwale Areas in Kenya


S. S. Sherriff, J. K. Mbugua, G. N. Kamau
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Impacts of the physicochemical properties of different soils were studied through degradation analysis of L-Cyhalothrin (lambda-Cyhalothrin). The effect of dissimilar soil properties was determined through proportionate application of the pesticide to selected soil samples over its expected degradation half-life period. L-Cyhalothrin showed higher affinity to soils from Kwale than soils Athi River Soil. Over the 40 day period of the study, the soils Kwale region adsorbed twice more L-Cyhalothrin than soil from Athi River area. About 65% of initial concentration of L-Cyhalothrin was adsorbed in Kwale soil and 33% in Athi river soil. The degeneracy was particularly due to the physicochemical properties of the soils.

S. S. Sherriff, J. K. Mbugua, G. N. Kamau

L-Cyhalothrin; Soils; and pH.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-02-28 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
424-426 IJSRSET1731100   Technoscience Academy

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S. S. Sherriff, J. K. Mbugua, G. N. Kamau, "Comparative Degradation Study of Lambda Cyhalothrin in Soils from Athi River And Kwale Areas in Kenya", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.424-426 , January-February-2017.
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