A comparison of the effects of spraying with DDT, Sevin or water on litter decomposition and litter fauna was made, using a litter bag method. During the thirteen week experimental period no significant differences were found between the rate of decomposition in the litter receiving the three different treatments. Twenty-four hours after spraying the number of Collembola was greatly reduced in the Sevin treated plots. At the end of the experimental period the reduction of fauna other than mites or Collembola was significant at the .01 level as compared to the effects of Sevin or water.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Bodtker, Diana J. and Kingsbury, Phyllis J.
"The Effects of DDT and Sevin on Litter Decomposition and Litter Fauna,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 77(1), 219-222.
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