Chlordane Residues in Potatoes Grown in Treated Soil and Their Reduction by Home Processing1
Authors: SAHA, J. G.; BURRAGE, R. H.; NIELSEN, M. A.; SUMNER, A. K.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 5, October 1973 , pp. 1125-1128(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The application of chlordane at estimated rates of 5.0, 7.5, and 10.0 lb/acre resulted in 2.18, 3.03, and 3.54 ppm Residues, respectively, in the soil immediately after the toxic ants were incorporated into the soil. These levels declined to 1.48, 1.89, and 2.21 ppm, respectively, after 90 days when potatoes grown in the treated soil were harvested. Potatoes had 0.04, 0.09, and 0.11 ppm residues, respectively. Boiling of the unpeeled potatoes removed only 11to 27% of the residues, while peeling removed more than 90% and peeling and boiling removed virtually all the residues.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 1973
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