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English translation: δ-amino levulinic acid (DALA) (pesticide)

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Italian term or phrase:DALA
English translation:δ-amino levulinic acid (DALA) (pesticide)
Entered by: suewiddicombe
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10:45 Feb 15, 2012
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Pharmaceuticals / pesticides
Italian term or phrase: DALA
This is a PPT presentation on a pesticide product. Context: slide entitled "EFFICACY".
"Copertura NON completa della generazione - (arrow pointing right)
- 1-2 trattamenti
- Rilievo 14-18 gg DALA
- Testimone: 4-32% di frutti colpiti."

I assume this means that the trial data (results) were collected 14-18 days "from application of the product" but what exactly does DALA stand for?
Many thanks!
suewiddicombe
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:28
δ-amino levulinic acid (DALA)
Explanation:
"δ-amino levulinic acid (DALA), a pesticide"

"DALA can be obtained from levulinic acid in high yield using a three-step process. DALA is a broad-spectrum pesticide that is nontoxic and biodegradable. Its activity is triggered by light, selectively killing weeds while leaving most major crops unaffected. DALA also shows potential as an insecticide."

http://www.epa.gov/greenchemistry/pubs/pgcc/winners/sba99.ht...

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Note added at 7 mins (2012-02-15 10:52:57 GMT)
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"Delta-Amino Levulinic Acid (DALA) is a naturally occurring substance with the potential for very large uses, most notably as an environmentally benign herbicide ..."

www.spriinc.org/buton10ftpp_moens.pdf
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Colin Rowe
Germany
Local time: 03:28
Grading comment
Thanks, Colin, and thanks to backups too.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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δ-amino levulinic acid (DALA)


Explanation:
"δ-amino levulinic acid (DALA), a pesticide"

"DALA can be obtained from levulinic acid in high yield using a three-step process. DALA is a broad-spectrum pesticide that is nontoxic and biodegradable. Its activity is triggered by light, selectively killing weeds while leaving most major crops unaffected. DALA also shows potential as an insecticide."

http://www.epa.gov/greenchemistry/pubs/pgcc/winners/sba99.ht...

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Note added at 7 mins (2012-02-15 10:52:57 GMT)
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"Delta-Amino Levulinic Acid (DALA) is a naturally occurring substance with the potential for very large uses, most notably as an environmentally benign herbicide ..."

www.spriinc.org/buton10ftpp_moens.pdf


Colin Rowe
Germany
Local time: 03:28
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PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thanks, Colin, and thanks to backups too.

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