Dispersal and Toxicology of the Insecticide Fenitrothion; Predicting Hazards of Forest Spraying
Problem Addressed: Spruce Budworm
Key Findings: Indirect effects are more difficult to demonstrate than a kill, yet the financial loss to a fishery, or to forestry if natural control of other pests should diminish, could be significant.
- Symons, P.E.K.
Department of the Environment, St. Andrews N.B. Canada
The organophosphate insecticide fenitrothion [O,O-dimenthyl O-(4-nitro-m-totyl) phosphorothioate] (Krehm 1973), known commercially as Accothion, Novothion, Sumithion, etc. has been used inthe province of New Brunswick, Canada since 1968 in attempts to control a lepidopterous forest pest, the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana).
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