Can plastic mulching mitigate fungicide effects on soil?

In this post, Maximilian Meyer reports on his recently published paper “Agricultural mulching and fungicides—impacts on fungal biomass, mycotoxin occurrence, and soil organic matter decomposition”. The research question was – “Does plastic mulching mitigate fungicide effects in soils?”

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Position as Project Manager in Integrated River Basin Management and Ecology

Emscher Genossenschaft Lippe Verband (EGLV) is looking for a Project Manager in Integrated River Basin Management and Ecology. The position, as part of the EU-funded MERLIN project, is in the department of river and landscape in Essen (Germany).

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Pesticides rarely come alone

In their latest publication, scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research quantified the relevance of pesticide mixtures using monitoring data from pesticide application schemes and Germany-wide stream samplings. The research concluded that environmental risk assessment of pesticides requires refinements.

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PhD position in Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology at University of Valencia

The Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity of Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Valencia (Spain) is offering a PhD position to study the resilience of aquatic populations and communities to chemical and environmental stressors in Mediterranean coastal wetlands.

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