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One is that some of the postemergence application would be intercepted by the crop and weeds. The amount that is taken up by these plants or adsorbed into the plant surfaces is not available for loss by runoff. Another possible factor is lower soil moisture. There is an actively growing crop when postemergence applications are made. It is likely that the ancedent soil moisture is much lower at the time postemergence applications are made than at the time preemergence applications are made. It would therefore take more rainfall to produce a runoff event following a postemergence application than a preemergence application.

The greater rainfall will dilute the herbicide running off more resulting in a lower maximum concentration. Alachlor and metolachlor were only applied to watershed B. Alachlor applications were made in association with a combination of chlorimuron ethyl and metribuzin. This combination of herbicides was applied as a burn down treatment for the production of soybeans. In this production system, there is a significant amount of weeds present at the time of application. So, this treatment could be viewed as a postemergence treatment.

Rainfall is the primary factor influencing runoff losses that cannot be controlled. Generally, the shorter time interval between application and a rainfall event which produces runoff, the greater the runoff losses will be. How much runoff there is will influence the concentration in the runoff. Leaching Losses. The results of the testing are given in Table IX. While almost all herbicides were tested for in all plots, results are reported for only those herbicides which were applied to individual cropping systems.

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