pesticide persistence

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The persistence of a pesticide, that is usually expressed in terms of half‐life (the length of time required for one‐half of the original quantity to break down) and often divided into three categories: non‐persistent (with a typical soil half‐life of less than 30 days), moderately persistent (30 to 100 days), or persistent (half‐life of more than 100 days).

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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