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MCPA

General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Phenoxy herbicide
  • Uses: Alfalfa, barley, clover, flax, lespedeza, oats, grass, peas, rice, rye, sorghum, trefoil, triticale, and wheat, as well as grass grown for seed, to control a wide spectrum of broadleaf weeds. registered for use on residential lawns, sod farm turf, golf courses, rights-of-way, pasture, and rangeland.
  • Alternatives: Agriculture/pasturelawns, rights-of-way
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (4)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (8)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (27)
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Not documented
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (20)

Additional Information