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General Information

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  • Chemical Class: Systemic sulfoximine insecticide, although some classify it as a neonicotinoid insecticide
  • Uses: Restricted applications for post-bloom only for crops that are attractive to bees: Barley, triticale, wheat, turf grass; are harvested before bloom: Brassica leafy vegetables, Bulb vegetables, Leafy vegetables (non-Brassica) and watercress, Leaves of root and tuber vegetables, Root and tuber vegetables; and post-bloom applications for bee attractive crops: Berries (grape, blueberry, cranberry),Canola,Fruiting vegetables (tomato, pepper, eggplant) and okra, Pome fruit, Ornamentals, Potato, Stone fruit, Succulent and dry beans, Tree nuts and pistachio.
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Suggestive evidence (8)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental: Not documented
  • 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 (8)

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