Atrazine and Water Quality: An Updated CEEPES Analysis, CEEPES Atrazine Project Research Memo 5
Aziz Bouzaher, Richard Cabe, Jason F. Shogren, Alicia L. Carriquiry, Derald Holtkamp, Philip W. Gassman, David Archer, P. G. Lakshminarayan, Todd Campbell, Qingbin Wang, Andrew Manale, Robert Taylor
December 1992 [92-SR 59]
Bouzaher, A., R. Cabe, J.F. Shogren, A.L. Carriquiry, D. Holtkamp, P.W. Gassman, D. Archer, P.G. Lakshminarayan, T. Campbell, Q. Wang, A. Manale, and R. Taylor. 1992. "Atrazine and Water Quality: An Updated CEEPES Analysis, CEEPES Atrazine Project Research Memo 5." Staff report 92-SR 59. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.
Atrazine is the most widely used herbicide for corn and sorghum and the most commonly encountered in surface water and groundwater. In addition to water quality problems, atrazine poses hazards through atmospheric transport, food residues, and exposure of applicators and wildlife. It atrazine use is restricted, substitute herbicides will come into wider use, increasing the likelihood for occurrence of their own sets of potentially undesirable side effects and imposing cost or efficacy penalties.