Malathion

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Malathion

(măl'əthī`ŏn): see insecticideinsecticides,
chemical, biological, or other agents used to destroy insect pests; the term commonly refers to chemical agents only. Chemical Insecticides

The modern history of chemical insecticides in the United States dates from 1867, when Paris green proved
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malathion

[‚mal·ə′thī‚än]
(organic chemistry)
C10H19O6PS2 A yellow liquid, slightly soluble in water; malathion is the generic name for S-1,2-bis(ethoxycarbonyl)ethyl O, O-dimethylphosphorodithioate; used as an insecticide.
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The deltamethrin treatment--compared to the lambda-cyhalothrin and mercaptothion treatments --significantly (P [less than or equal to] 0.05) decreased number of melon fruit flies by 19.0% and 38.1%, respectively, in 2009, and by 10.0% and 44.4%, respectively, in 2010.
The cucumber plots sprayed with deltamethrin' produced the highest number of marketable fruits compared to the lambda-cyhalothrin and mercaptothion treated plots, while the highest number of non-marketable cucumber fruits was obtained from mercaptothion treated plots.
Deltamethrin, insecticide proved far more effective than lambda-cyhalothrin and mercaptothion in controlling B.