Effects of pesticide imidacloprid and its metabolites on soil respiration

H. Liu, W. Zheng, W. Liu

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Soil respiration was measured using NaOH absorbing technique. Imidacloprid were applied to soil samples at concentration of 0, 10, 40, 100μg. g-1, its hydrolysis and photolysis products were applied at 40μg. g-1. The more significant effect at higher concentration of imidacloprid was observed. The effect of its hydrolysis product was minor than imidacloprid, but the photolysis products of 10min have stronger effect, the effect decreased greatly in 30min. Soil respiration recovered after 13 days. It showed that imidacloprid and its metabolites have little effect on soil microorganism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalHuanjing Kexue/Environmental Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Imidacloprid
  • Metabolites
  • Soil respiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science


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