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Environmental impacts of the control with organophosphate pesticides and explosions of the red-billed quelea bird Quelea quelea in Africa

Environmental impacts of the control with organophosphate pesticides and explosions of the red-billed quelea bird Quelea quelea in Africa

Cheke, R.A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7437-1934, Van der Walt, E., Mbereki, C., Mtobesya, B.N., Magoma, R.N., Farman, D.I., Adranyi, E. and McWilliam, A. (2011) Environmental impacts of the control with organophosphate pesticides and explosions of the red-billed quelea bird Quelea quelea in Africa. In: Jacob, Jens and Esther, Alexandra, (eds.) 8th European Verteb8th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference, Berlin, Germany, 26-30 September 2011- Book of Abstracts. Julius-Kühn-Archiv, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen, Quedlinburg, Germany, pp. 130-131. ISBN 978-3-930037-82-7 (doi:10.5073/jka.2011.432.072)

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Abstract

Both spraying with pesticides and using explosions to kill red-billed quelea birds may affect non-target organisms and leave hazardous contaminants in the environment. Results of monitoring such effects in Botswana and Tanzania showed that although few non-target mortalities were noted, indirect effects in terms of depressed cholinesterases in birds and small mammals were marked and pesticides and contaminants from products used for the explosions persisted at controlled sites at unacceptable levels and for long periods (at least 188 days for sprays and at least 11 months for petroleum products and plastics).

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Also, ISSN 1868-9892. [2] Abstract published in Book of Abstracts - for the 8th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference, which was held 26-30 September 2011, in Berlin, Germany. It was organised by the Vertebrate Research Group of Julius Kühn Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants and the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture of Humboldt University. [3] The 130 conference contributions are summarized in the Book of Abstracts. In addition, all summaries in this book of abstracts are available online via www.jki.bund.de/en and can also be accessed through the conference website www.evpmc.org. [4] In addition, a special issue of the international scientific journal Pest Management Science will be dedicated to the 8th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference. Publication of the special issue (early 2012) to contain full papers of about 20 invited, peer-reviewed articles.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cholinesterases, explosions, non-target organisms, organophosphate sprays, Quelea quelea L., red-billed quelea, residues
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
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Last Modified: 15 Nov 2011 13:14
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6944

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