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Diazinon residues in insects from sprayed tobacco

January 1, 1982

Pooled samples of tobacco hornworms collected from a field sprayed with 0.84 kg/ha of diazinon were analyzed for residues at various intervals after application. No residues of the toxic metabolite diazoxon were detected (sensitivity 0.5 ppm) in any sample. Only one sample exceeded 1.0 ppm of the parent compound and was collected 4 hours after spraying. Residues declined over time (P<0.01) and none were detected (sensitivity 0.1 ppm) 18 days after spraying. the potential hazard to birds eating these insects appeared to be minimal.

Publication Year 1982
Title Diazinon residues in insects from sprayed tobacco
DOI 10.1080/02757548208070791
Authors K. L. Stromborg, W. N. Beyer, E. Kolbe
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Chemistry in Ecology
Index ID 5221737
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center