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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Alar, Aminozide, B-995, B-Nine, Dazide, and Kylar and SADH.

Regulatory Status: All use of daminozide on food crops was voluntarily canceled by the manufacturer in November, 1989. It is currently registered only for use on ornamental and bedding plants. Classified toxicity III - slightly toxic, products containing daminozide bear the Signal Word CAUTION.

Chemical Class: Not Available

Introduction: Daminozide is a plant growth regulator formerly used on certain fruit crops to improve the balance between vegetative growth and fruit production, to improve fruit quality, and to synchronize fruit maturity.

Unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine (UDMH) is a contaminant of commercial daminozide and a metabolite of daminozide which is formed in the body, during food processing, or when spray mixes containing daminozide are left standing in the mixing tank. Commercial daminozide contains 0.005% (50 mg/L) UDMH. It is available as a water soluble powder.

Formulation: It is available as a water soluble powder.

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Basic Manufacturer:

Uniroyal Chemical Co., Inc.
Benson Road
Middlebury, CT 06749


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

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