Spraying for Locusts - RFI

To: "Carl Clifford" <>, "Laurie Knight" <>
Subject: Spraying for Locusts - RFI
From: "Ross Macfarlane" <>
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 13:27:40 +1000
On-line copy of MSDS:

Quite nasty stuff to handle.

ECOTOXICITY: Fenitrothion is highly toxic to birds, fish and bees and moderately toxic to pets and livestock. Fenitrothion does not bioaccumulate in animal systems.

PERSISTENCE AND DEGRADABILITY: In soil Fenitrothion is readily degraded by hydrolysis and microbial action. The half-life of fenitrothion may range between four and one hundred and sixty days, depending on climatic conditions and soil types.


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