2009/2010 + 2015: Platypus Wetlands Lilydale. Pesticides Multiple

Melbourne Water and DPI agrochemicals in Port Phillip Catchment project report 2009-10

Site 25: Platypus wetlands (Hull Rd wetlands) Hull Rd, Lilydale

7/9/09: Dimethoate 0.003ug/L, Simazine 0.04ug/L, Imidacloprid 0.012ug/L, Indoxacarb 0.005ug/L

21/10/09: Simazine 0.02ug/L, Tebufenazole 0.006ug/L

10/12/09: Dimethoate 0.059ug/L, Atrazine 0.02ug/L, Prometryn 1.64ug/L, Simazine 0.37ug/L, Methomyl 0.051ug/L, Imidacloprid 0.014ug/L, Oxadixyl 0.002ug/L, Metalaxyl 0.003ug/L, Myclobutanil 0.004ug/L, Fenoxycarb 0.002ug/L

21/1/10: Simazine 0.03ug/L, Methomyl 0.019ug/L, Pirimicarb 0.002ug/L, Metalaxyl 0.003ug/L

Site 25 Sediment: 10/12/09 Simazine 1.7ug/kg, Myclobutanil 1.1ug/kg, Penconazole 1ug/kg. 21/1/10 Oxychlordane 8ug/kg, trans-chlordane 1ug/kg

Potentially toxic concentrations of synthetic pyrethroids associated with low density residential land use

Supplementary Material

Stephen Marshall*, David Sharley, Katherine Jeppe, Simon Sharp, Gavin Rose, Vincent Pettigrove


Platypus Wetlands Lilydale


Feb/April 2015: Bifenthrin 23ug/kg, DEET 18ug/kg

also see: https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/the-common-insecticide-poisoning-our-rivers-and-wetlands