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Revised 9/95.


TRADE AND OTHER NAMES: Trade names for products containing carbophenothion include Trithion, Garrathion, Dagadip, R-1303(1), Endyl, Lethox (2), Nephocarp, Acarithion, and Hexathion (3).

REGULATORY STATUS: Carbophenothion is a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP). It is for retail sale to and use only by certified applicators or people directly supervised by them. The EPA requires a 2-day safety waiting interval between application and worker reentry to fields to prevent unnecessary skin exposure (1, 4).

INTRODUCTION: Carbophenothion is an insecticide and acaricide (1, 2). A member of the organo-phosphate class of chemicals, it has a long residual activity. For this reason, it is effective against the eggs and recently hatched young of many species (6). It affects insects on contact and when consumed. It is used on citrus fruit and cotton to control aphids and spider mites. When combined with petroleum oil, it controls over-wintering mites, aphids, and scale bugs (8, 9). It is also used to control aphids, mites, suckers, and other pests on fruit, nuts, vegetables, sorghum, maize, and others. It is used to control parasites on animals. Carbophenothion is available as an emulsifiable concentrate, wettable powder, granules, and a seed treatment (9). The EPA has classified carbophenothion as Category I - highly toxic. Products containing the active ingredient bear the SIGNAL WORD: DANGER (5). Carbophenothion may enhance the toxicity of malathion and some other compounds which are processed into more toxic forms by living organisms (10).





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References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 5

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