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Dalapon Residues in Alfalfa as Affected by Harvesting and Dehydrating1


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  1. Vol. 62 No. 3, p. 405-407
    Received: Oct 27, 1969

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  1. D. L. Linscott,
  2. R. D. Hagin and
  3. 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.

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