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Title:It Could Be the Water
Source:MVTA. January/February 1987, p. 7.
Publishing Information:Chesterfield, MO: Gary Custis, President, 111 Hilltown Village, Suite 211.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Water; Pesticides; pH; Organophosphate insecticides; Carbamates; Chlorothalonil
Abstract/Contents:"If pesticides aren't working as well as they should, it could be your water. A study by University of Massachusetts scientists shows that alkaline water (pH over 7.0) speeded up pesticide decomposition fast enough to affect the degree of insect control. This decomposition can be slowed or prevented by adjusting the water pH to range between 4 and 6 (slightly acidic). In an article appearing in Florida Green, newsletter of the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association, Massachusetts researcher W. M. Coli, S. A. Weis and J. M. Clark said organophosphates and carbamates are the principle types of materials affected by alkaline water. These chemicals include Cygon, Diazinon, Dylox, Guthion, Imidan, Lannate, Nudrin, Ethyl Parathion, Sevin, Benlate, Bravo, and Captan."
Note:Full text as abstract.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1987. It Could Be the Water. MVTA. p. 7.
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