Residues from 1-Bromochlordene Against European Corn Borer on Corn

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The insecticide 1-bromochlordene (1-bromo-4,5,6,7,8,8-hexachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-4,7-methanoindene) showed some promise in field screening tests against European corn borer, Pyrausta nubilalis (Hübner). In developing residue data, a study was undertaken to show the rate of loss from treated corn plants in field plots. Since 1-bromochlordene is closely related to heptachlor which forms an epoxide, the presence of a similar metabolite was considered possible and therefore investigated. Because no method had previously appeared in the chemical literature for the quantitative detection of this compound or its epoxide (l-bromo-4,5,6,7,8,8-hexachloro-2,3-epoxy-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-4,7-methanoindan), methods of analysis had to be established.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1965

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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.
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