The understanding of processes controlling the environmental dynamics of pesticides in the environment is essential to investigate and mitigate the risk of environmental contamination. With this regard, the routes and rates of dissipation of active substances and their metabolites as well as the transport/mobilization processes are key factors to determine the actual levels of exposure of pesticides in environmental compartments.

This is made even more complicated by global change challenges, and climate change in particular, because of variable temperature trends, increased drought or flooding amplitude and frequency, depletion of soil carbon content and increase in soil erosion. Therefore, besides the interplay of the complex mechanisms underlying environmental fate, we should also consider the dynamics imposed by climate change.

On these bases, this section focuses on environmental fate of pesticides from laboratory to landscape level, including the assessment of the mechanisms determining the fate as well as the modelling of fate into environment.


Session Chairs

Luigi Lucini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy) Session I

Neil Mackay (Fmc Agro Ltd, UK) Session I

Bernard Jene (BASF SE, Germany) Session II

Begoña Miras (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy) Session II


Program: September 4 – 14:10 – 15:50, 16:20 – 18:35


Oral Presentations – Session I

181 – “Leaching of herbicides in gravel – A lysimeter study comparing leaching of diflufenican, glyphosate and their degradation products in gravel and agricultural soils” – Christian N. Albers, The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (Denmark)

282 – “Behaviour of the chiral herbicide imazamox in soils: enantiomer composition differentiates betweenbiodegradation and photodegradation” – Ignaz J. Buerge, Agroscope (Switzerland)

202 – “Volatilization and deposition behavior of non-formulated Prosulfocarb investigated at laboratory scale” – Gunnar Fent, RLP AgroScience GmbH (Deutschland)

205 – “Slow release of the herbicide terbuthylazine from biochar-based formulations” – Beatriz Gámiz, IRNAS-CSIC (Spain)

217 – “Development of protocols for the measurement of the emission of pesticides into the air during and after application in agriculture” – Carole Bedos, INRA (France)         


Oral Presentations – Session II

234 – “New FOCUS surface water scenarios – Do the new procedures for multiple applications and application windows produce meaningful results?” – Michael Klein, Fraunhofer IME (Deutschland)

245 – “Update on finalisation of the Aged-sorption Guidance Document and extension to the evaluation of field data” Ian Hardy, Battelle UK Ltd (UK)

249 – “A standardised approach to address pH-dependent sorption and degradation in groundwater risk assessment” – Wolfram König, German Federal Environment Agency (Deutschland)

255 – “Freezing and thawing of soil increase the leaching of pesticides” – Roger Holten, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (Norway)

280 – “Effects of decyl glucoside surfactant Triton CG-110 on the environmental fate of glyphosate in soil” – Laura Carretta, University of Padova (Italy)

272 – “Effects of pesticide incorporation due to tillage on pesticide transport through heavy clay soils” – Bibiana Betancour Corredor, University of York (UK)


Poster Presentations

179 -“Excluding soil surface processes in field soil degradation studies – comparison of sand cover versus substance incorporation” – Jan Hassink, BASF SE (Deutchland)

184 “Aqueous deposition of volatilised lindane – a comprehensive data review of its use as internal standard in wind tunnel studies” – Christian Staffa, RLP Agroscience GmbH (Deutchland)

185 “Calculation of average DFOP input parameters for PEC modelling from mixed kinetics datasets” – Simon Ford, Battelle UK Ltd (UK)

203 “Determination of the Experimental Leaching Index (ELI) of five herbicides in amended and unamended soils” – Simón Navarro, University of Murcia (Spain)

204 “Effect of compost addition on the adsorption of several herbicides on the soil” Nuria Vela, Catholic University of Murcia (Spain)

208 “Quantifying water budget components in clay till settings and relating these to pesticide leaching” Sachin Karan, GEUS (Denmark)

211 “GEORGE – A new, spatially-distributed pesticide leaching model” – Tim Häring, BASF SE (Deutchland)

215 “Estimating residue travel times and well catchments to assess hydraulic connectivity of edge-of-field groundwater monitoring wells” – Wenkui He, Knoell Germany GmbH (Deutchland)

218 “Lysimeter study on the leaching of cyantraniliprole, paclobutrazol and metribuzin in silt loam soil” – Victoria Kolupaeva, Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Phytopathology (Russia)

219 “Industry position on the EFSA opinion on aged sorption” – Bernhard Jene, BASF SE (Deutchland)

227 “Modelling the effect of the landscape and agricultural practices on atmospheric dispersion and deposition of pesticides used in agriculture” – Meriem Djouhri, INRA (France)

233 “Efam: automated modeling software for environmental risk assessment” – Frank Voß, Knoell Germany GmbH (Deutchland)

244 “Pesticide transfert in the vadose zone: impact of geological materials and pesticide properties” – Nicole Baran, BRGM (France)

248 “Towards a more realistic soil exposure assessment for pesticides in the EU regulatory context” – Laima Abromaityte, EFSA (Italy)

265 “Removal of aqueous residues of plant protection compounds by photocatalysis using coating processes” – Laura Scrano, University of Basilicata (Italy)

268 “DegKinManager- Evaluation of Water Sediment Studies including volatilisation” – Judith Klein, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (Deutchland)

275 “Influence of 20-year FOCUS SW simulations on calculations times and hardware requirements” – Denis Weber, Exponent International LTD (Switzerland)

295 “Comparison of the nicosulfuron herbicide degradation in soils under conventional and conservation agriculture” – Sixtine Cueff, INRA (France)

296 “Comparison of water and pesticides transfers in undisturbed soil columns sampled in conservation and conventional agriculture” – Sixtine Cueff, INRA (France)

297 “Behavior of glyphosate in wastewater treatment plants” – Thomas Poiger, Agroscope (Switzerland)

298 “Assessment of environmental fate of novel clay‐based herbicide formulations” – Monica Granetto, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

310 “Assessment of a potential of selected microbial cultures to degrade residues of ´modern´ pesticides” – Frantisek Kratky, University of Chemistry and Technology Technicka 5 (Czech Republic)

312 “Post-registration monitoring of pesticides in groundwater in Italy” – Silvia Ghisoni, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Italy)

313 “Hidden effects of herbicides on metabolism and fruits quality in tomato” – Begoña Miras-Moreno, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Italy)

4 – “Vigneto: A GIS-based model to evaluate environmental impact of pesticide use in vineyards” – Daniele D’Ammaro, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)

386 “MEDWATERICE: Towards a sustainable water use in Mediterranean rice-based agro-ecosystems. The Italian case study” – Federico Ferrari, AEIFORIA srl (Italy)

406 “Speciation of Non-extractable Residues of Pesticide in Soil: Is it Possible?” – Michael Xiao Huang, Corteva Agriscience (USA)