Insecticide Sevin: Effect of Aerial Spraying on Drift of Stream Insects

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Science  16 Oct 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3642, pp. 420-421
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3642.420


There was a rise in the rate of drift of aquatic insects in a stream contained within an area of woodland sprayed with Sevin for control of the gypsy moth. It appears from the pattern of drift that there was a drastic reduction of the standing crop of stream insects as a result of the spraying.