, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 3–9 | Cite as

The efficacy of seed treatment with aldicarb to establish conditioned aversion in birds to sprouting sugar beets

  • L. Benjamini


The cotyledons and stems of sugar beet sprouts from seeds each treated with 8 mg Temik granules containing 0.8 mg aldicarb, were noxious to adult Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix) and to 3-week-old chickens of domestic fowl. Mortality rate, intensity of poisoning situation, and the time interval between feeding and appearance of poisoning signs, corresponded with the number of sprouts fed. The taste of aldicarb residues in the sprouts was discriminable by the birds as well.

Key Words

Vertebrate pest control conditioned aversion Temik bird repellent carbamate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Benjamini
    • 1
  1. 1.Vertebrate Pest Control UnitARO, The Volcani CenterBet Dagan

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