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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Borea, Bromax 4G, Bromax 4L, Borocil, Cynogan, Hyvar X, Hyvar XL, Isocil, Krovar, Rout, Uragan, Urox B, and Urox HX.

Regulatory Status: Bromacil is classified by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a General Use Pesticide (GUP). It is in toxicity class IV - practically nontoxic in dry form, and class II - moderately toxic in the liquid form. Dry formulations containing bromacil bear the Signal Word CAUTION. Because of their irritating effects on skin, eyes, and the respiratory tract, liquid formulations bear the Signal Word WARNING.

Chemical Class: Not Available

Introduction: Bromacil is an herbicide used for brush control on non-cropland areas. It is especially useful against perennial grasses. It is also used for selective weed control in pineapple and citrus crops. It works by interfering with photosynthesis, the process by which plants use sunlight to produce energy. Bromacil is one of a group of compounds called uracils. It is sprayed or spread dry on the soil surface just before, or during, a period of active weed growth. It is available in granular, liquid, water soluble liquid, and wettable powder formulations.

Formulation: It is available in granular, liquid, water soluble liquid, and wettable powder formulations.

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Basic Manufacturer:

DuPont Agricultural Products
Walker's Mill, Barley Mill Plaza
P.O. Box 80038
Wilmington, DE 19880-0038


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 10

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