Journal article

Glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) are commonly found in urban streams and wetlands of Melbourne, Australia

Elena Okada, Mayumi Allinson, Maria P Barral, Bradley Clarke, Graeme Allinson

Water Research | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Glyphosate is the most widely-used pesticide for weed control in agriculture and in urban and residential areas. This is the first study to quantify glyphosate and AMPA levels in surface water in Australia from different land uses. Glyphosate and AMPA was measured in surface water from 10 rural streams, 30 urban stormwater wetlands and 9 urban streams located in and around the city of Melbourne, Australia on five occasions between October 2017 and February 2018. Glyphosate and AMPA were present in most of the urban surface water samples. The frequency of detection of glyphosate was 77% in wetlands and 79% in urban streams, whereas it was only detected in 4% of the rural streams. Similarly, A..

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Grants

Awarded by Department of Education and Training of the Australian Commonwealth Government


Funding Acknowledgements

E.Okada thanks the Department of Education and Training of the Australian Commonwealth Government for her Endeavour Research Fellowship [5911-2017]. The authors would like to thank T. Coggan and Agilent Technologies for technical assistance with instrument setup and operation.