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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Banfel, Banvel, Banvel CST, Banvel D, Banvel XG, Dianat, Dicazin, Fallowmaster, Mediben, Metambane, Tracker, and Trooper.

Regulatory Status: The EPA has classified this General Use Pesticide (GUP) as toxicity class III - slightly toxic. Products containing dicamba bear the Signal Word WARNING. This is because of its irritating, corrosive effect on skin and eyes.

Chemical Class: benzoic acid compound

Introduction: Dicamba is a benzoic acid herbicide. It can be applied to the leaves or to the soil. Dicamba controls annual and perennial broadleaf weeds in grain crops and grasslands, and it is used to control brush and bracken in pastures. It will kill broadleaf weeds before and after they sprout. Legumes will be killed by dicamba. In combination with a phenoxyalkanoic acid or other herbicide, dicamba is used in pastures, range land, and non-crop areas such as fence-rows and roadways to control weeds.

Formulation: Not Available

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Basic Manufacturer:

Sanex, Inc.
5300 Harvester Road
Burlington, Ontario
L7L 5N5 Canada


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 7

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