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Benfluralin

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Dinitroaniline Herbicide
  • Uses: Applied to non-bearing fruit and nut trees, non-bearing berries, non-bearing vineyards, turf, ornamentals, rights of way, Christmas tree Plantations, lettuce, alfalfa and residential for control of Johnsongrass seedlings, chickweed,lambsquarters, purslane, knotweed, clover, pigweed, plantain,crabgrass, foxtail, goosegrass, and Poa annua, barnyardgrass and fescue. Benfluralin works by inhibiting growth (mitotic disruptor).
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture

Health and Environmental Effects

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

Additional Information