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Widespread occurrence of neonicotinoid insecticides in streams in a high corn and soybean producing region, USA

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Pollution, October 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#33 of 7,919)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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7 blogs
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38 tweeters
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21 Google+ users

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Title
Widespread occurrence of neonicotinoid insecticides in streams in a high corn and soybean producing region, USA
Published in
Environmental Pollution, October 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.06.033
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michelle L. Hladik, Dana W. Kolpin, Kathryn M. Kuivila

Abstract

Neonicotinoid insecticides are of environmental concern, but little is known about their occurrence in surface water. An area of intense corn and soybean production in the Midwestern United States was chosen to study this issue because of the high agricultural use of neonicotinoids via both seed treatments and other forms of application. Water samples were collected from nine stream sites during the 2013 growing season. The results for the 79 water samples documented similar patterns among sites for both frequency of detection and concentration (maximum:median) with clothianidin (75%, 257 ng/L:8.2 ng/L) > thiamethoxam (47%, 185 ng/L:<2 ng/L) > imidacloprid (23%, 42.7 ng/L: <2 ng/L). Neonicotinoids were detected at all nine sites sampled even though the basin areas spanned four orders of magnitude. Temporal patterns in concentrations reveal pulses of neonicotinoids associated with rainfall events during crop planting, suggesting seed treatments as their likely source.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Mexico 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 243 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 64 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 52 21%
Researcher 36 14%
Student > Bachelor 20 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 6%
Other 39 16%
Unknown 24 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 81 32%
Environmental Science 63 25%
Chemistry 18 7%
Engineering 17 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 3%
Other 26 10%
Unknown 38 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 194. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 January 2020.
All research outputs
#102,548
of 16,603,833 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Pollution
#33
of 7,919 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,153
of 196,405 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Pollution
#1
of 24 outputs
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