STP625

    A Method for Assessing Deposits of Aerially Applied Aqueous Pest Control Agents

    Published: Jan 1977


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    Abstract

    In field evaluations of a promising bird repellent (mesurol) on target crops, we needed a method to measure the chemical deposits resulting from aerial spray applications. Oil-sensitive “spray” cards were unsuitable because water, not oil, was the carrier.

    For spray cards, we used thin-layer chromatographic plates and determined particle size and density of the spray droplets and the resulting deposits of the chemical.

    Keywords:

    vertebrate pest control, thin-layer chromatography, methiocarb, carbamate, spraying, suspensions, water


    Author Information:

    Cunningham, DJ
    Biological lab technician and chemist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Research Center, Denver, Colo.

    Schafer, EW
    Biological lab technician and chemist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Research Center, Denver, Colo.

    Starr, RI
    environmental scientist, U.S. Geological Survey Conservation Division, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colo.


    Paper ID: STP27052S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.17

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27052S


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