University of California, Riverside

Environmental Sciences

Walter Farmer

Walter Farmer

Walter Farmer Photo

Professor of Soil Science, Emeritus

  • Department of Environmental Sciences
  • University of California, Riverside, CA 92521

Academic Degrees:

  • Ph. D., Purdue University, 1966


  • Characterization of the physicochemical processes influencing the fate and transport of pesticides and other toxic organic chemicals in the soil-water-air environment.
  • Mechanisms of interaction between organic compounds and soil colloids.

Representative Publications:

  • Lu, J., L. Wu, J. Letey, and W. J. Farmer. 2002. Picloram and napropamide sorption as affected by polymer addition and salt concentration. J. Environ. Qual. 31: 1234-1239.
  • Kim, J.-H.; Gan, J.; Farmer, W. J.; Yates, S. R.; Papiernik, S. K.; Dungan, R. S. 2003. Organic Matter Effects on Phase Partition of 1,3-Dichloropropene in Soil. J. Agric. Food Chem. 51: 165-169.
  • Aochi, Y. O., W. J. Farmer and R. C. Graham. 2003. N2, CO2, and 1,2-dichloroethane as molecular probes of soil microstructure. Geoderma 114: 369-388.
  • Kim, J. -H., S. K. Papiernik, W. J. Farmer, J. Gan, and S. R. Yates. 2003. Effect of formulation on the behavior of 1,3-dichloropropene in soil. J. Environ. Qual. 32: 2223-2229.
  • Ben-Hur, M., J. Letey, W. J. Farmer, C. F. Williams, and S. D. Nelson. 2003. Soluble and Solid Organic Matter Effects on Atrazine Adsorption in Cultivated Soils. Soil Sci Soc Am J. 67: 1140-1146.

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Environmental Sciences
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