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Pyraflufen-ethyl

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Phenyl pyrazole class of chemicals called protox inhibitors
  • Uses: registered as a defoliant in cotton, a dessicant in potatoes, and to control broad-leaf weeds in field corn, cotton, potatoes, soybeans, wheat, nonbearing crops (tree fruit, tree nut, and vine crops), and non-crop areas.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Likely (52)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (52)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (52)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Minimal (52)
  • Toxic to Birds: Relatively non-toxic (52)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (52)
  • Toxic to Bees: Relatively non-toxic (52)

Additional Information

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