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Managing insects and mites with spray oils.

Authors
Davidson-NA; Dibble-JE; Flint-ML; Marer-PJ; Guye-A
Source
Oakland, CA: IPM Education and Publications, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Publication 3347, 1991 Dec; :1-45
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20033385
Abstract
Petroleum oil sprays have been used for pest control for more than 100 years. Their limited use in the late 1800s and early 1900s, primarily as dormant sprays for decidu­ous tree crops, stemmed partly from concerns that oil sprays applied during the growing season might injure plants, as had earlier oil formulations. Most oils regis­tered for use in pest control in the United States today are still distillations of petroleum, although cottonseed and other plant-derived oils may eventually be used more. Mineral, horticultural spray, and citrus oils are all terms that describe various types of spray oils available. Narrow-range horticultural spray oils were developed in the mid-1960s and have been in use since. They rarely cause phytotoxicity, and are gaining acceptance for use during the growing season to control a wide array of in­sect and mite pests on deciduous fruit trees, citrus trees, and ornamental trees and shrubs. In addition, other oils developed in the 1980s do not contaminate the air, soil, or water.
Keywords
Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Pests; Crop-spraying; Chemical-analysis; Chemical-properties; Environmental-control; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-factors; Environmental-hazards; Exposure-levels; Exposure-limits; Exposure-methods; Toxic-effects
Publication Date
19911201
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Funding Amount
1055222
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781879906075
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U07-CCU-906162
Source Name
Managing Insects and Mites with Spray Oils
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California - Davis
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