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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Beet-Kleen, Bud Nip, Chloro IPC, CIPC, Furloe, Sprout Nip, Spud-Nic, Taterpex, Triherbide-CIPC and Unicrop CIPC.

Regulatory Status: Chlorpropham is a General Use Pesticide (GUP). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classifies it as toxicity class III - slightly toxic. Products containing it bear the Signal Word CAUTION.

Chemical Class: carbamate

Introduction: Chlorpropham, a member of the carbamate family of chemicals, is a plant growth regulator. It is used for preemergence control of grass weeds in alfalfa, beans, blueberries, cane berries, carrots, cranberries, ladino clover, garlic, seed grass, onions, spinach, sugar beets, tomatoes, safflower, soybeans, gladioli and woody nursery stock. It is also used to inhibit potato sprouting and for sucker control in tobacco. It works by inhibiting root growth and photosynthesis. Chloropropham is available as granules, dustable powder, and emulsifiable concentrate.

Formulation: Chloropropham is available as granules, dustable powder, and emulsifiable concentrate.

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Basic Manufacturer:

ELF Atochem North America, Inc.
2000 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3222


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 3

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