The Effect of Humidity on the Volatilization of Certain Insecticides
Authors: LYON, WILLIAM F.; DAVIDSON, RALPH H.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 58, Number 5, October 1965 , pp. 1037-1037(1)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Reports on studies of humidity effects on residue life of insecticides are meager. Kalkat et al. (1961) pointed out fumigant action of some insecticides increased significantly under similar temperature conditions when their residues were tested at 80 ± 5% RH in comparison with similar residues tested at 55 ± 5% RH. Under high humidity there was a rapid change of insecticide into the vapor phase and in amounts high enough to account for fumigant effect. They showed also that loss of heptachlor epoxide residue was 2 times greater at the high humidity.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 1965
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