Residues of Malathion on Alfalfa and in Milk and Meat1

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Residues of marathon, applied at 1 pound actual per acre to alfalfa 11.4" tall, decreased from an average of 69 p.p.m. immediately after application to 0.25 p.p.m. 6 days later. Milch cows fed marathon at 8 p.p.m. for 3 weeks did not excrete the insecticide in milk nor was it detectable in the blood, brain, liver, kidney, round or rib-eye when the animals were slaughtered at the conclusion of the experiment.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1960

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