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Notes and Observations: Degradation of 2, 4-D and 2, 4, 5-T in Forest Litter

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The herbicides 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T are degraded in forest litter at different rates; 2,4-D is metabolized at an increasing rate with time while the rate of degradation of 2,4,5-T shows only a slight increase. More than 85 percent of the 2,4-D was decarboxylated in 300 hours. Less than 25 percent of the 2,4,5-T was decarboxylated in the same period. Similar qualitative relationship in the persistence characteristics of these herbicides is expected in the field.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis

Publication date: 1966-07-01

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