- Nigam, P.C.
Chemical Control Research Institute
The selection of fenitrothion, phosphamidon, Matacil (aminocarb) and Zectran (mexicarbate) for the control of coniferous forest insect pests is described. Characteristics of acceptable insecticides on the basis of their toxicity to target insect pests and to other components of the forest ecosystem i.e. fish, birds and mammals are discussed. The operational application of fenitrothion, phosphamidon, Matacil and Zectran is also summarized.