2,4-D contaminate groundwater?">Does 2,4-D contaminate groundwater?

August 12, 2020 3:01 pm Published by

No, the rapid breakdown of 2,4-D minimizes the potential for movement in soil, and greater than 90 – 95 percent dissipates in the top six inches of soil.

Eventually 2,4-D breaks down to CO2 and is integrated into other carbon compounds in the soil. Any findings of 2,4-D in ground water have been extremely rare. These have been attributed to spot contamination or spills near water wells or unique soil conditions with high rainfall or irrigation shortly following application.

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