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Environmental Aspects of Abamectin Use in Crop Protection

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Ivermectin and Abamectin


The use of any chemical as a pesticide results in the exposure of the environment to the chemical. The extent of this exposure depends on the way the chemical is applied—pattern, rate, and frequency—as well as its persistence in the environment. Humans can control all these parameters save the last. A chemical’s persistence is determined by its physicochemical properties: half-life in soil and water, photolytic stability, and soil-binding ability. These same factors also affect the chemical’s bioavailability to living organisms.

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Wislocki, P.G., Grosso, L.S., Dybas, R.A. (1989). Environmental Aspects of Abamectin Use in Crop Protection. In: Campbell, W.C. (eds) Ivermectin and Abamectin. Springer, New York, NY.

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