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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names for commercial products containing bromoxynil include Brominal, Bromotril, Bronate, Buctril, Certrol B, Litarol, M&B 10064, Merit, Pardner, Sabre, and Torch. This compound may also be found in mixed formulations with other herbicides including MCPA, linuron, dicamba, mecoprop, and 2,4-D.

Regulatory Status: Bromoxynil is a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP), and is not registered for homeowner use. RUPs may be purchased and used only by certified applicators. It is categorized as toxicity class II - moderately toxic. Products containing bromoxynil carry the Signal Word WARNING on their labels.

Chemical Class: nitrile

Introduction: Bromoxynil is a nitrile herbicide that is used for post-emergent control of annual broadleaf weeds. It is especially effective in the control of weeds in cereal, corn, sorghum, onions, flax, mint, turf, and on non-cropland. The compound works by inhibiting photosynthesis in the target plants. It is available as an emulsifiable concentrate and a suspension concentrate.

Formulation: It is available as an emulsifiable concentrate and a suspension concentrate.

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Basic Manufacturer:

Rhone-Poulenc Ag. Co.
P.O. Box 12014
2 T. W. Alexander Dr.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


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

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