Ronnel and Its Oxygen Analogue: Residues in the Body Tissues and Eggs of Caged Layers

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Ronnel sprayed as a 0.5% emulsion on the ventral side of caged layers at a rate of 1 gal/l00 birds produced maximum residues of ronnel, 1.207 and 0.864 ppm, in skin and fat, respectively, at 1 day posttreatment. The maximum residue in eggs, 0.019 ppm, occurred 7 days posttreatment. No residues were detected in any tissues except skin at 21 and 28 days posttreatment. Residues in tissues of caged layers given a 2nd spraying 28 days after the 1st spraying were not greater than those produced after the 1st spraying. Also, with the 1st spraying, only skin had residues at 21 days posttreatment. However, at 28 days, there were residues in skin, and 2 samples of muscle contained residues of 0.008 and 0.003 ppm. No oxygen analogue of ronnel (dimethyl 2,4,5-trichlorophenyl phosphate) was detected in any tissue.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1976

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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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