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Carbofuran affects wildlife on Virginia corn fields

January 1, 1994

Forty-four Virginia corn fields on 11 farms were searched for evidence of dead or debilitated wildlife following in-furrow application of granular carbofuran (Furadan 15G) during April and May 1991. Evidence of pesticide poisoned wildlife, including dead animals, debilitated animals, feather spots, and fur spots was found on 33 fields on 10 farms. Carcasses of 61 birds, 4 mammals, and 1 reptile were recovered. Anticholinesterase poisoning was confirmed or suspected as the cause of most wildlife deaths based on the circumstances surrounding kills, necropsies of Carcasses, residue analyses, and brain ChE assays.

Publication Year 1994
Title Carbofuran affects wildlife on Virginia corn fields
Authors E.R. Stinson, L.E. Hayes, P.B. Bush, D. H. White
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Wildlife Society Bulletin
Index ID 5223171
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center