Effects of Abrasion on the Persistence of Malathion, Bromophos, and Iodofenphos Deposits on Plywood Surfaces

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The persistence of malathion, bromophos, and iodofenphos was affected by abrasion of treated plywood surfaces as indicated by a bioassay with adults of a malathion-susceptible strain of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst). Persistence of malathion EC and WP and bromophos WP applied at 0.25 g AI/m2 was significantly extended (P <0.01) by abrasion with a broom, whereas, the persistence of malathion EC and WP, bromophos EC and WP, and iodofenphos EC was significantly reduced (P < 0.05) by abrasion with wheat kernels.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1981

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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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