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Metribuzin

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Triazine herbicide
  • Uses: Control of broadleaf weeds and grasses on food crops: wheat, asparagus, carrots, tomato, barley, corn, wheat, peas, soybean, potato, garbanzos, lentils, sugarcane; feed crops: barley, bermudagrass, bluegrass, grass (forage/fodder/hay), timothy, wheat, alfalfa, lentils, sainfoin; non-food crop: grasses grown for seed, recreational areas, ornamental lawns and turf (no residential uses).
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Yes (30, 36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (8)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (8)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Not documented
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information