Degradation of Malathion on Wheat and Corn of Various Moisture Contents

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Residue data were obtained during a 12-mo period from com and wheat of various levels of moisture following 10 ppm applications of malathion emulsion spray. The sequence of malathion residue losses did not vary greatly among the different moisture levels 24 h after the initial deposits; however, the ratios of degradation were distinct for each moisture level. After 12 mo storage, 41, 21, 7, and 3% of the initial residue deposit remained on wheat containing 10, 12, 14, and 16% moisture, respectively; for corn the deposits were 34,24,8 and 5% remaining, respectively.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1979

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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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