Diazinon residues in insects from sprayed tobacco

Chemistry in Ecology
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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.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Diazinon residues in insects from sprayed tobacco
Series title Chemistry in Ecology
DOI 10.1080/02757548208070791
Volume 1
Issue 2
Year Published 1982
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 93-97
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Chemistry in Ecology
First page 93
Last page 97