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Mobility and persistence of metolachlor in two common Malaysian agricultural soils

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Ismail, B.S., Quirinus, L. Mobility and persistence of metolachlor in two common Malaysian agricultural soils. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 65, 530–536 (2000).

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  • Atrazine
  • Cassava
  • Cucumber Plant
  • Alachlor
  • Metolachlor