Monocrotophos is a vinylphosphate insecticide with contact, systemic, and residual activity (Corey et al. 1965). The aim of this chapter is to describe the behavior of monocrotophos in plants, i.e., its penetration and translocation into new growth, its rate of dissipation, and routes of degradation.


Seed Treatment Cotton Plant Cotton Seed Cotton Leave Foliar Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Donzel
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  1. 1.Crop Protection DivisionCiba-Geigy LimitedBaselSwitzerland

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