Dislodgeable azinphosmethyl residues from air blast spraying of apple foliage in Ohio

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 1975;3(3):352-63. doi: 10.1007/BF02220747.


The distribution and decay rates of dislodgeable residues of azinphosmethyl applied by two types of air blast sprayers on apple foliage in Ohio were investigated. Leaf discs were taken from nine sites located on the periphery of Cortland apple trees at five dates after spraying. The sprayer delivering the higher airflow rate, but lower velocity, deposited the pesticide much more uniformly over the trees and applied more in the top of the tree. The other sprayer deposited the greatest proportion of pesticide on the site nearest the sprayer. The residue decreased at all sites and ranged from 42 to near 100% decrease at 14 days after spraying.

MeSH terms

  • Agriculture
  • Azinphosmethyl / analysis*
  • Chromatography, Gas
  • Fruit / analysis*
  • Insecticides / analysis*
  • Ohio
  • Pesticide Residues / analysis*
  • Time Factors
  • Trees
  • Weather


  • Insecticides
  • Pesticide Residues
  • Azinphosmethyl