Studies on dissipation of thiamethoxam insecticide in two different soils and its residue in potato crop
N. Kumar, A. Srivastava, S.S. Chauhan, P.C. Srivastavahttps://doi.org/10.17221/106/2014-PSECitation:Kumar N., Srivastava A., Chauhan S.S., Srivastava P.C. (2014): Studies on dissipation of thiamethoxam insecticide in two different soils and its residue in potato crop. Plant Soil Environ., 60: 332-335.
The dissipation patterns of thiamethoxam insecticide at two different rates (12.5 and 25 µg/g) in both silty clay loam and loam soils were studied. The half lives of thiamethoxam were in the range of 15.0 to 18.8 days in silty clay loam and 20.1 to 21.5 days in loam soil. The residues of thiamethoxam in potato tubers and soil at harvest time (90 days after planting) could not be detected either in soil or in tubers at any of the applied rates (25 and 50 g a.i./ha). Thus, thiamethoxam does not appear to pose any health hazard to consumers or harm to the environment.
neonicotinoids; vegetables; recovery; mollisols; half-life; monophasic