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Proceedings Ninth Bird Control Seminar, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, October 4-6, 1983. Ed. William B. Jackson and Beth Jackson Dodd


Copyright (c) 1983 A. Daniel Ashton and William B. Jackson


Temik is the trademark of Union Carbide for agricultural chemicals containing aldicarb as the active ingredient. Temik products are effective in controlling a wide variety of insects, mites, and nematodes and are in use worldwide. Aldicarb, the active ingredient, is a potent acetylcholinesterase and is used in granular formulations containing 5% to 20% aldicarb. The 15% formulation used in their studies has an acute oral LD50 for rabbits of 5.3 - 10.6 mg/kg. Ground feeding birds might be exposed to aldicarb by taking up Temik granules that are incompletely incorporated into the soil. The field trial conducted between 7 May and 14 June 1983 consisted of four treated plots and two reference plots; plots ranged from 15 to 47 acres in size. All fields in the study were located in the immediate area of Blissfield, Michigan. William Erickson, Hidenori Fukui, and Mark Jackson assisted with some of the observations. We acknowledge the support of Union Carbide, especially that of Dr. T. C. DeWitt, Product Development, and Sales Representative Jerry Miller, and the farmers on whose fields the observations were made.