American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A nonpersistent organophosphorous pesticide, C4H7O4Cl2P, of low toxicity to humans.
- dichloro- (Wiktionary)
- di-1 + chlor(o)- + v(inyl) + (ph)os(phate). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“· Against moths, the organophosphate dichlorvos (DDVP) gives good control.”
“It was also suggested that if diflubenzuron is to be used as a prophylactic treatment to prevent population increase in lightly-infested commodities, this level of control would be adequate, but if immediate adult control were required, a co-application of diflubenzuron with low doses of dichlorvos or methacrifos would be needed.”
“This method is particularly cost-effective when use is made of insecticides such as dichlorvos.”
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