Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A crystalline compound, C5H12NO3PS2, used as an insecticide.

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  • n. A particular organophosphate insecticide.

Etymologies

dimeth(yl) + (thi)o- + -ate2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Control of larvae may be with diazinon, dimethoate or other chemicals.

    Chapter 11

  • Chemical control includes the use of methomyl, carbaryl, diazinon, malathion and dimethoate, but avoidance of indiscriminate spraying is important as a measure of natural biological control frequently operates, and it is important not to eliminate the beneficial organisms: emphasis should be given to integrated control.

    Chapter 32

  • These have been controlled by spraying with pesticides such as dimethoate.

    Chapter 19

  • Pirimicosb gardona dimethoate (dusts only) galecron*

    Chapter 12

  • Some insecticides for thrips management include spinetoram and spinosad, dimethoate, methomyl, and flonicamid.

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  • The product used now must be a dimethoate one, as it is the one that can get into the plant and kill the maggot.

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  • Jacobs said the pesticides - chlorpyrifos, diazinon and dimethoate - had been sprayed on nearby farms' Brussels sprouts and had vaporized and been blown to his organic farm, making his herbs unmarketable.

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  • But two days stand out as the most toxic: July 29, with 69 pounds of dimethoate and July 26, with 45 pounds of myclobutanil.

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  • The most common pesticides used in Sonoma County vineyards during 1995 -- and not counting sulfur (which is the least toxic product) and methyl bromide (which is not applied regularly) -- were mancozeb (25,167 pounds applied) and dimethoate (20,990 pounds applied), according to the CAT report.

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  • "It is possible that the out of season strawberries were imported from Australia, but without dimethoate residues as expected in Australian imports, it appears a New Zealand grower needs some organic growing lessons for Christmas. 8 to 13 residues is disrespectful to consumers and shows a casualness that appears to be creeping back into New Zealand growers approach to pesticides."

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