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Oxadiazon

General Information

  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Oxadiazole herbicide
  • Uses: Pre-emergent or early post-emergent herbicide used to control grassy weeds (e.g., goosegrass and crabgrass) and broadleaf weeds in turf and ornamentals. Oxadiazon use sites are classified as nonfood sites (i.e., primarily golf course fairways), residential outdoor use, roadsides and nurseries.
  • Alternatives: Organic agricultureOrganic Lawn care, Organic Golf Courses
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Yes (2, 161, 164)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Likely (161, 162, 163)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (8, 43)
  • Neurotoxicity: Likely (161)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (8, 161, 164)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: No (8, 166)
  • Birth/Developmental: Yes (8, 43)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (167, 168)
  • Potential Leacher: Not Likely (8)
  • Toxic to Birds: Slightly (8, 169)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Likely (8, 165, 166)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not Likely (8, 170)

Additional Information