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Shea, P.J., Mielke, L.N. and Nettleton, W.D. (1992) Estimation of relative pesticide leaching in Nebraska soils (Research Bulletin No. 313-D)
A computational procedure (RIPS, Relative Index for Pesticides and Soils) was developed as a conservative estimator of pesticide leaching and groundwater contamination based on soil and pesticide properties, and water table depth. RIPS values offer guidance in pesticide selection and identify situations where a detailed site-specific evaluation should be conducted.