Week 0 Results- February 10, 2020 at 1531pm
Alfalfa Hay Pasture. No known pesticides reported.
Alfalfa Hay Pasture. No mention of pesticides used.
Soil sample collected near the Buffalo Bayou in a flat, grassland-like area.
Soil sample from a home garden in Star, ID. Pesticides that have been used are multiple glyphosate-based pesticides.
Sample of dirt taken near University of Houston
The sample was founded near a Marine Training Center and a body of water connected to the Carpenter's Bayou, which is connected to Gulf Of Mexico. The area is also near various military buildings, a lot of ships because there is a port close by, and some manufacturing companies. There is a street drainage system that connects all the buildings. It did rain recently so the soil appeared mildly wet and dark.
Flower garden in front of house where Ecovia and Demand were used during 2019.
The soil sample was collected at approximately 9AM on January 27th. The soil an its surrounding environment were wet when the sample was being collected. The collection site was at near the intersection between US-59 and US-60 at Hungerford. There was no plants being grown on the collection site, however, there was some signs of plow and pipelines nearby the field. The sample was collected at approximately 8 inches depth of digging from the surface. This sample was collected for the testing of bacteria's pesticide degradation ability.
Private farm grows Alfalfa.
This sample was taken from a small patch of dirt from my Grandmother's garden in Florida. It had recently been sprayed with Amdro: Ant Block (Containing Hydramethylnon as active ingredient) and Spectracide: Bug Stop (Containing Lambda-Cyhalothrin as active ingredient)
Private home garden at which BiFenthrin was used during the fall of 2019.
Private home garden.
Dark, moist soil from the bank of a nearby pond of where Brays Bayou ends on the west side.
This sample was collected from a private hay field that has been treated with malathion in the past. The ground was frozen when the sample was collected.
Backyard where sevin was used during 2018.
The soil collected was yellow brown in color.
Personal rose bed. Pesticides applied in 2019 growth season is triazicide by spectracide.
Had recently rained the night before, very muddy, clay-like texture.
The site is a small home garden, used as recently as the growing season of 2019, where cucumbers and tomatoes are grown. The pesticide used in this garden was Amdro Ant Block.
I collected this soil sample on a ranch thats has farming activity occurring frequently. In the surrounding area was livestock and a creek bin. The ground was pretty damp when the sample was collected.
Taken from a flowerbed in the front lawn of my family home. Pesticides used during the active 2019 growing season were petroleum oil, Cyfluthrin, Imidacloprid, and Spiromesifen.
Moist, light brown, clay-like soil
outside of an apartment building by a sewer grate, there has been Ortho Home Defense Pesticide used for ants around the perimeter in 2019.
I collected this sample on a Sunday 2/2/2020 afternoon around 2pm. It was a clear day and the ground was just moist not too wet. This place was a previously empty land that has recently turned into an active farmland.
Coordinates: (29.647715, -95.716027).
Alfalfa field where xxx was used during the 2019 growing season.
Landscaped lawn at which 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid was used within the time frame of 2018-2020.
This soil was very muddy due to the rain on the previous day. I collected the soil next to a park bench. The soil was came in clumps and was easy to break off.
This soil sample was collected by Jason Ngo. The sample was collected beside train tracks on 249. The location is adjacent to a bayou of water. There are businesses near by such as personal farms, scrap yards, and various buildings and homes.
Soil Sample collected by Keegans Bayou, about 6 yards from the water line at 3:51 PM, 02/02/20.
The sample was collected in an isolated location not too far from a park. The area from which the sample was collected was also near a bayou. There were many trees and untended patches of land. The sample itself had a very rough consistency and was light brown. It was slightly moist, possibly because of the rain from the day before. The sample was collected by digging nearly 8 inches near the root area of a tree.
"Star Nursery", a plant nursery/garden store
The exact pesticides are unknown due to issues contacting the plant vendor, but the staff's best estimate was neem oil.
On the day of the soil retrieval, the soil was damp and the environment was moist from the morning dew. The soil had a brownish color and had a soft and malleable texture. The area where I collected my soil sample is where Buffalo Bayou intersects and meets with an artificial river flowing from a nearby neighborhood and near George Bush Park Boardwalk.
The soil sample was taken along the park's east jogging trail. I followed the trail until I came to a fenced off junkyard. There was a path off the trail, adjacent to the fence, allowing me to take a short hike down until the path ended. I was only a few feet away from the waters of Buffalo Bayou. The soil was a light brown color and extremely damp as it had been raining all day.
Collected from backyard of residence on January 8 2020 at 430pm. Unknown if any pesticides have been used.
I chose this location based on its vicinity to Buffalo Bayou and the EPA Superfund Site Patrick Bayou. The location is a park near a commemorating memorial to the Republic of Texas called the San Jacinto Monument. This spot sits at the mouth of the Buffalo Bayou and Houston Ship Channel where hundreds of ships travel in and out every day. There is a ferry at the end of the land mass along with a restaurant. There were also several warning signs posted near the water's edge banning visitors from fishing or swimming in the water. To get the sample, I climbed down to the edge of the shoreline and dug my hole where the grass was growing. There was litter and visible oil marks on the shore that I could see.
This sample was collected on the shoreline of a peninsula sticking into Crystal Bay that is directly adjacent to the oil refineries and industrial corridor of Houston. The location is a park with a large playground site, and while I was collecting, I noticed several people out fishing in the water. I chose this site because it was suggested by the lab instructor and there were previous soil samples collected here with positive results. I took the sample from an area close to the water where the soil was relatively soft from recent rains.
The sample was collected at the edge of the Highland Acid Pits on Clear Lake Rd. The area is well known to be highly contaminated from years of dumping waste that has caused the water to become highly acidic. This is confirmed by my experience; the smell was strong. Wearing protective gear, I walked into the water and collected my sample from the depths of an eroded mound. There was a storm drain letting water into the pool that had visible rusting on the floor of the pool with red, metallic sediment all around it. There was no visible aquatic life in the pool, but there were several snakes surrounding the area. Next to the pool was a large generator, a mobile home community, and the Baytown Boat Club. I drove through a residential neighborhood to get to this location.
This sample was collected near a ditch with visible runoff from two nearby businesses: a concrete pipe company and a landscaping firm. The site was chosen based on its vicinity to two EPA Superfund sites. Within about 100 yards of the sample collection site, there was a children's playground and a middle school. I found the site by following an industrial truck carrying some sort of fluid. I watched that truck and two others like it back up to a manmade body water and dump their contents into the pool. My assumption was that this was normal behavior for the business and because of recent rains, the pool often overflowed into the area that I collected from.
Private home greenhouse garden where quinclorac, 2,4-D, dicamba, and trifluralin have been used in the last 2-3 years.
Broccoli field at which many pesticides were used during the 2019 growing season. The pesticides used were Methoxyfenozide, Alcohol Ethoxylates, Thiamethoxan, Oxyfluren, Spiromesifen, Acetamiprid, Bifenthrin, Dinotefuran, Spinetoram, and Buprofesin. The previous crop was Fallow.
An organic pumpkin patch where no pesticides were used, but herbicides were.
Pesticides last sprayed in June 2019
Only herbicides were used here.
Home garden, sunflower bed, at which carbaryl (Sevin) was used during 2018 growing season.
Home garden, under a pomegranate tree where cypermethrin has been used for at least two years.
Family garden at which Sevins Powder, which contains carbaryl, has been used during the 2019 growing season.
Soil collected from the perimeter of an apartment building where bifenthrin and cypermethrin pesticides were used during the summer of 2019.
Small garden in an area of dirt by a sidewalk. Pesticide uses were unknown for this location.
The sample was taken from a private cornfield in which Quin Clorac was used in the 2016 season.
Soil collected from Sky Mountain Golf Course where Bifenthrin was used in the 2019 spring.
Private home garden which used neonicotinoids during 2019.
The site was the backyard of a home in a residential area. The area has multiple fruit trees. The owner had listed Roundup as a pesticide being used, but neither she nor myself were aware that that was an herbicide not a pesticide. The home was recently bought by the owner and could have had other pesticides used in the past, such as atrazine.
Location= Private home garden.
Pesticide= Ortho Home Defense is used regularly.
Private Alfalfa farm at which weed killer was the generally used spray during the 2019 growing season.
Private greenhouse where OrthoMax was used during the 2019 growing season.
Located on operational wholesale nursery specializing in trees and shrubbery. Owners only provided name of herbicide (Round-Up) which is used twice a year.
Gated backyard lawn soil in which ACE weed and feed is used seasonly every year. Contents contain: 21.4% Urea Nitrogen, 7.0% other water soluble Nitrogen, 0.6% Water insoluble Nitrogen, Soluble Potash.
Private alfalfa field in which hexazinone was used for weeds and choripyrifos and lamdba-cy were used for bugs during the 2019 growing season.
Private onion patch which was sprayed with malathion during the 2019 growing season.
Home garden growing fruits and vegetables in which the termiticide Wisdom TC Flowable is used four times a year since 2017.
Backyard plant bed in which Demand CS was used.
This is a private garden that used the pesticide Sevin (active ingredient: Carbaryl) was used in the 2019 growing season.
Home lawn, located in Spanish Fork, UT. Sprayed with TruGreen signature blend, during the summer of 2016.
This sample was acquired from the parking lot of a plant nursery. No known pesticides have been used in this location, but herbicides such as glyphosate were used.
Grass pasture used for horses at the SUU farm.
Public corn field at which atrazine has been used in the past. It has been such a long time since use, that farmer did not remember specific time.
Alfalfa Field at which Velpar was last used during the 2019 growing season.
Commercial Alfalfa Field in which Chlorpyrifos, Lambda-Cy, and Hexazinone was used in the 2019 growing season.
It was taken from a home garden used to grow tomatoes. There is one large tree to the east of the garden. The north side of the garden is exposed to the road
The site is a alfalfa farm. It has a history of glyphosate and permethrin.
A home garden where Sevin, which contains Carbaryl, was used in the 2018 and 2019 growing season.
Ladybug Nursery at which permethrins, pyrethrins and sulfur was used in a number of plants.
Alfalfa Field at which Vermicast was used during 2019 growing season.
A private alfalfa farm where glyphosate and permethrin have been used annually for many years.
Alfalfa field at which lorsban was used.
This sample was taken outside of the TDCJ Darrington Unit. There was plowed farmland on both sides of the road and all around this general location but nothing growing at the time this sample was collected. The sample was taken from a hole I dug next to the plowed farmland where grass was growing. The ground was soft and muddy. Upon digging it was noticed that the ground had many little rocks and some grassroots present. The soil was dark brown and I did not observe any bugs in the 12'' hole I dug, no water pooled at the bottom of the hole.
Commercial pumpkin patch in which farafas and lambisai was used for the 2019 growing season.
A private home garden and lawn where Triazicide has been used for the last several years at the beginning of the growing season.
A private home above ground box garden for squash. Was treated with Sevin (Carbaryl) in the 2019 growing season.
Clay like soil on the bank of the buffalo bayou, near the kirkwood overpass, lots of trash.
Home garden where glyphosate and some members of the neonicotinoid family were used during the summer of 2018.
Alfalfa field, Lorsban was used in the 2019 and 2018 growing season.
Private alfalfa field at which mustang maxx was used during the 2019 growing season.
Local plant nursery where Neem oil, Sulfur and Pyrethrin have been used recently.
This sample was taken on Jan. 9, 2020 from a private lawn that had recently been treated with Raid - Ant & Roach Killer.
Private alfalfa field in which Chlorpyrifos and lambda cyhalothrin were used during the 2017 growing season.
Home Garden at which Preen Garden Weed Preventer (pre-emergent) was used during the 2018 growing season.
Previous pesticides used were: Ortho, Flower, Fruit, and Vegetable (organic). The soil sample was from a home garden that was covered in snow and on top of cobble stone. The soil sample was very dark and rich.
Skinny Jeans Oak that contains parathion.
Private apple orchard at which malation was used during the 2018 growing season.
Collected from apple orchard in a private yard. Malathion was used throughout the 2018 growing season.
Near Katy Hockley Rd. and West Rd. near the cricket field, at Paul D Rushing Park. Source of soil was in about 20 feet proximity to the body of water there. The soil was quite dense, and wet. Although it was dark, it had a slight brown hue to it. The soil collected was about 10 inches deep into the ground.
Farm run-off area
Collected next to an old cattle dipping chute
Microbacterium sp. AISO3