Dalapon Residues in Alfalfa as Affected by Harvesting and Dehydrating1
- D. L. Linscott,
- R. D. Hagin and
- M. J. Wright2
The herbicide dalapon, (2,2-dichloropropionic acid) was applied to ‘Cayuga’ alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) at different growth stages and dehydrated at harvest in a high speed commercial dehydrator. Some dalapon was lost after chopping in the field and prior to dehydration. A large part of the residual dalapon was lost from forage during dehydration. Losses were attributed to distillation of the intact dalapon molecule, destruction by heat, and enzyme-induced degradation.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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