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Prometryn

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Substituted thiomethyl triazine herbicide
  • Uses: Applied to celery, dill, pigeon peas, and cotton for control of broadleaf weeds including: black nightshade, cocklebur, coffeeweed, dock, Florida pusley, ground-cherry, henbit, lambsquarters, mallow, morningglory, mustard, pigweed, prairie sunflower, prickly sida, purslane, ragweed, rough blackfoot, smartweed, spurred anoda; and grasses including: barnyardgrass, crabgrass, foxtail, goosegrass, junglerice, panicum, sandbur, signalgrass, and wild oat.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture

Health and Environmental Effects

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

Additional Information