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Imazamox is formulated both as an acid and as an isopropylamine salt.
- Product Names:
- Chemical Class: Imidazolinone Herbicide
- Uses: A selective terrestrial and aquatic broad-spectrum herbicide used for post-emergence control of broadleaf weeds and grass in alfalfa, edible legumes, and soybeans.
- Alternatives: Organic Agriculture, Organic lawn care
- Beyond Pesticides rating:
Health and Environmental Effects
- Cancer: Possible ()
- Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
- Reproductive Effects: Possible ()
- Neurotoxicity: Possible (, )
- Kidney/Liver Damage: Possible ()
- Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not Likely ()
- Birth/Developmental: Not Likely ()
- Detected in Groundwater: Yes (, )
- Potential Leacher: Yes (, )
- Toxic to Birds: Low ()
- Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (, )
- Toxic to Bees: Yes ()
- Regulatory Status:
- Supporting information:
- Toxicity of the herbicides used on herbicide-tolerant crops, and societal consequences of their use in France. Bourdineaud, J.P., 2020.Drug and Chemical Toxicology, pp.1-24.
- Sub-lethal effects of herbicides penoxsulam, imazamox, fluridone and glyphosate on Delta Smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) Jin, J., Kurobe, T., Ramírez-Duarte, W.F., Bolotaolo, M.B., Lam, C.H., Pandey, P.K., Hung, T.C., Stillway, M.E., Zweig, L., Caudill, J. and Lin, L., 2018. Aquatic Toxicology, 197, pp.79-88.