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Soybean pod borer (Leguminivora glycinivorella) is an important pest in soybean production, and chemical pesticides was major way for prevention. However, it is difficult to balance the efficiency and safety of pesticide application. In this paper, we evaluated safety and effectiveness of common insecticides (chlorpyrifos and lambda-cyhalothrin) on soybean from three aspects, including distribution, dissipation and control effect, around three major soybean production area (Anhui, Jilin and Shandong) in China. For chlorpyrifos, the initial deposition of each position (upper leaf, lower leaf, upper stem, lower stem, soybean and root) was determinated for 0.23 mg/kg to 70.7 mg/kg, and the half-lifes ranged from 1.96 days to 5.36 days. For lambda-cyhalothrin, the initial deposition of the position was determinated for 0.10 mg/kg to 2.54 mg/kg, and the half-lifes ranged from 2.45 days to 7.26 days. We found that the target insecticides were major deposition and faster degradation in upper stem and leaf. Through comparing the relationship between field control effect and residue, it can be suggested that 40% chlorpyrifos EC and 2.5% lambda-cyhalothrin WE should be sprayed at 600 g a.i./ha and 5.63 g a.i./ha for SPB prevention. This study enhanced our understanding of distribution, dissipation and relationship between residue and control effect. The results provided data support for guiding the precise and scientific application of chemical insecticides on soybean. Copyright © 2020. Published by Elsevier Inc.


Zhou Tong, Mingna Sun, Ziyan Zhou, Xu Dong, Benjin Hu, Jinsheng Duan. The fate and effect of chlorpyrifos and lambda-cyhalothrin in soybean (Glycine max L. Merril) field. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety. 2021 Feb;209:111861

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