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zinc phosphide

noun, Chemistry
a dark-gray, gritty, water-insoluble, poisonous powder, Zn 3 P 2 , used chiefly as a rodenticide. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In addition, zinc phosphide is used as a rodenticide.
  • The bait surcharge program: research improves zinc phosphide use for vole control in alfalfa.
  • Efficacy of in-furrow zinc phosphide pellets for controlling rodent damage in no-till corn.
  • zinc phosphide is commonly used as a rodenticide and a fumigant because of its reaction with acid to release phosphine.
  • zinc phosphide baits used for vole control are restricted use pesticides that require a license for purchase and application.
  • zinc phosphide and strychnine baits are highly toxic and should be avoided.
  • Effect of zinc phosphide rodenticide on prairie dog colony expansion as determined from aerial photography.
  • If damage is anticipated, install and fill bait stations with zinc phosphide mouse bait.

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