In this study, the effect of the temperature on the degradation period of Carbaryl (Sevin), a widely used outdoor and indoor insecticide, was investigated in a laboratory in soil and on green plants by using a new quantitative TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography) method. The experimental temperature conditions were 40°C , 16°C and 5°C for soil and 15°C for green plants. The results which were evaluated by photocopying of the TLC spots on a graph paper and square counting showed that carbaryl degradation is a first order reaction and the temperature dependent half-life of the degradation takes grater than four weeks under the investigated conditions.
UYANIK, AHMET and ÖZDEMİR, MUSTAFA (1999) "Effect of the Environmental Temperature on the Degradation Period of Carbaryl," Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry: Vol. 23: No. 6, Article 3. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/agriculture/vol23/iss6/3