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Disulfoton

General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Organophosphate insecticide
  • Uses: Agriculture asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, coffee, lettuce, pepper (bell, chili, and pimento), barley, succulent beans (lima and snap), cotton, peanuts, white/Irish potato, wheat, clover grown for seed, radish grown for seed, commercially grown
    ornamental flowers/groundcover/herbaceous plants, ornamental shrubs and trees, ornamental woody shrubs and vines (field or nursery stock), and Christmas trees, Residential flowers and ornamentals; Target aphids, beetle (Colorado potato, cottonwood leaf, elm leaf, flea, Mexican bean), billbugs, bugs, borers, fly (Hessian), grasshoppers, leafhoppers, leafminer (birch, holly), mealybugs, midge (sorghum), mite (banks grass, red spider), moth (Nantucket pine tip, pine shoot, pine tip), psyllids (potato), scale (camellia, European elm, rhododendron, soft brown, soft, tea), thrips, webworm (mimosa), wireworm (southern potato), and whiteflies.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Organci Christmas trees, Organic lawn care
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Unlikely (4)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (4)
  • Neurotoxicity: No (8)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (4)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (4, 37)
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (43)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8, 4)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (8)

Additional Information