The insecticides aldrin and heptachlor have been found to epoxidize to dieldrin and heptachlor epoxide, respectively, in soils treated for control of soil-inhabiting insects. Such conversions may he assumed to be advantageous since the compounds produced are not only toxic but also are more residual than are the parent materials. This may partially explain the prolonged insecticidal efficiency obtained in soils treated with aldrin and heptachlor.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1958
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Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.