Surfactant-Enhanced Release of Permethrin from a Cellulosic Granular Carrier

    Volume 3, Issue 1 (January 2006)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Stern, AJ
    Research Chemist, Agrochemicals, Huntsman Corporation, Austin, TX

    (Received 18 January 2005; accepted 8 August 2005)

    Abstract

    A study was conducted to determine whether the efficacy of pyrethroid insecticides, formulated with Biodac2 (an inert carrier granule derived from paper recycling waste) could be enhanced through the addition of surfactants. Thus, a series of formulations of permethrin on Biodac was prepared so that the effect of several nonionic surfactants on granule efficacy could be studied. To compare the efficacy of the formulations, the granules were tested on imported red fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, under laboratory conditions. Formulations with surfactant outperformed the control formulation (no surfactant) by a wide margin.


    Paper ID: JAI12918

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI12918

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    Title Surfactant-Enhanced Release of Permethrin from a Cellulosic Granular Carrier
    Symposium Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: Advances in Crop Protection Technologies: 25th Volume, 2004-10-07
    Committee E35