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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Afalon, Garnitan, Linex, Linorox, Linurex, Lorox, Premalin, Sarclex, and Sinuron. Linuron is often used in formulations with herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.

Regulatory Status: Linuron is a slightly toxic compound in EPA toxicity class III. It is a General Use Pesticide (GUP). Labels for products containing linuron must bear the Signal Word CAUTION.

Chemical Class: substituted urea

Introduction: Linuron is a substituted urea pre- and post-emergence herbicide used to control annual and perennial broadleaf and grassy weeds on both crop and non-crop sites. It works by inhibiting photosynthesis in target weed plants. It is labeled for field and storehouse use in such crops as soybean, cotton, potato, corn, celery, parsnips, sorghum, asparagus, and carrots.

Formulation: Not Available

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Basic Manufacturer:

DuPont Agricultural Products
Walker's Mill, Barley Mill Plaza
P.O.Box 80038
Wilmington, DE 19880-0038


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

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