Sodium fluoroacetate (1080) is a highly effective vertebrate pesticide used in large-scale possum control operations throughout New Zealand. Non-target effects of 1080 remain controversial, and the gaps in ecotoxicity data make it difficult to adequately assess the hazard of this pesticide in our environment. To investigate the implications of 1080-contaminated soil for growth of vegetation, Landcare Research conducted laboratory tests to obtain ecotoxic thresholds for plants in a natural soil.
|Author||O'Halloran, K., Jones, D. and Fisher, P.|
|Secondary title||13th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference|
|Place published||Wellington, NZ|
|Control method||1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate)|