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Sethoxydim

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Cyclohexenone herbicide
  • Uses: Post-emergence for selective control of annual and perennial grass weeds in broadleaf crops such as soybeans, sunflowers, alfalfa, dry peas/beans, sugar beets, peanuts, corn, grains, fruits, tree nuts, vegetables, and herbs, ornamentals, also used in recreational areas and right of way, and public and comerical building structure.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture, Least-toxic invasive weed managment
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (4, 8)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (8)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (4, 8)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Not documented
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (19)

Additional Information