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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include C-2059, Ciba-2059, Cotoran, Cotorex, Cottonex, Flo-Met, Higalcoton, Lanex, Pakhtaran.

Regulatory Status: Fluometuron is a practically nontoxic compound in EPA toxicity class II due to its potential to cause skin sensitization. Labels of fluometuron products must bear the Signal Word WARNING. Fluometuron is a General Use Pesticide (GUP).

Chemical Class: urea

Introduction: Fluometuron is a selective herbicide which acts on susceptible plants by inhibiting photosynthesis. Fluometuron is registered by EPA exclusively for use on cotton and sugarcane. It can be applied pre-emergence, for weed control before planting, or post-emergence, after target crops and weeds come up, and may have residual activity for several months. Fluometuron is available in liquid, dry flowable, and wettable powder formulations.

Formulation: Fluometuron is available in liquid, dry flowable, and wettable powder formulations.

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Basic Manufacturer:

Ciba-Geigy Corporation
P.O. Box 18300
Greensboro, NC 27419-8300


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 9

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