The fate of benfuracarb was studied under field conditions in brinjal fruits and soil following foliar spray application at 0.25 and 0.50 μg g−1 by HPLC. At 0.25 μg g−1, benfuracarb persisted up to 7 days both in soil and brinjal but at 0.50 μg g−1, benfuracarb residues persisted up to 10 and 12 days in soil and brinjal fruits, respectively. The persistence of benfuracarb residues, both in soil and brinjal, followed first-order kinetics. The half-life values of benfuracarb in soil and brinjal fruit were found to be 3.54 and 3.90 days at 0.25 μg g−1 and 3.75 and 4.73 days at 0.50 μg g−1, respectively.
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Chandra, R., Srivastava, A. & Srivastava, P.C. Fate of Benfuracarb Insecticide in Mollisols and Brinjal Crop. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 83, 348–351 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-009-9710-z
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