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We studied the transport of a pesticide at field scale, namely carbofuran molecule which is known for its high mobility, especially in sandy soils with high hydraulic conductivity and low organic matter. To add to our knowledge of the future of this high-mobility molecule in this type of soils, we developed a mechanistic numerical model allowing the simulation of hydric and solute transfers (bromide and carbofuran) in the soil. We carried out this study in an agricultural plot in the region of Mnasra in Morocco. Confrontation of the measured and simulated values allowed the calibration of the parameters of hydric transfer and carbofuran. The developed model accurately reproduces the
Despite a weak irrigation and precipitation regime, carbofuran was practically leached beyond the root zone. Prospective simulations show that under a more important irrigation regime, carbofuran reaches 100cm depth, whereas it does not exceed 60cm under a deficit regime.
Citationabderrahim Hmimou, A. [et al.]. Experimental monitoring and numerical study of pesticide (carbofuran) transfer in an agricultural soil at a field site. "Comptes rendus géoscience", Setembre 2014, vol. 346, núm. 9-10, p. 255-261.
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