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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Apistan, Klartan, Mavrik, Mavrik Aqua Flow, Spur, Taufluvalinate, and Yardex.

Regulatory Status: Fluvalinate is a moderately toxic compound in EPA toxicity class II. Some formulations may have the capacity to cause corrosion of the eyes. Pesticides containing fluvalinate must bear the Signal Word DANGER on the product label. Fluvalinate is classified as a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) because of its high toxicity to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Restricted Use Pesticides may be purchased and used only by certified applicators.

Chemical Class: pyrethroid

Introduction: Fluvalinate is a synthetic pyrethroid which is used as a broad spectrum insecticide against moths, beetles and other insect pests on cotton, cereal, grape, potato, fruit tree, vegetable and plantation crops, fleas, and turf and ornamental insects. It is available in emulsifiable concentrates, suspensions and flowable formulations.

Formulation: It is available in emulsifiable concentrates, suspensions, and flowable formulations.

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Basic Manufacturer:

Sandoz Agro, Inc.
1300 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 2

DISCLAIMER: The information in this profile does not in any way replace or supersede the information on the pesticide product labeling or other regulatory requirements. Please refer to the pesticide product labeling.