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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Blade, DPX 1410, Oxamil, Oxamimidic Acid, Pratt, Thioxamil, and Vydate.

Regulatory Status: Oxamyl is a highly toxic compound in EPA toxicity class I. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified most products containing oxamyl as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs) due to oxamyl's acute toxicity to humans and its toxicity to birds and mammals. Restricted Use Pesticides may be purchased and used only by certified applicators. Granular formulations of oxamyl are banned in the United States. Labels on containers of oxamyl and/or its formulated products must bear the Signal Words DANGER - POISON.

Chemical Class: carbamate

Introduction: Oxamyl is a carbamate insecticide/acaricide/nematicide that controls a broad spectrum of insects, mites, ticks, and roundworms. It may work both through systemic distribution in the target pest and on contact. Oxamyl is used on field crops, vegetables, fruits, and ornamental plants and may be applied directly onto plants or the soil surface. It is available in both liquid and granular form, but as is stated above, the granular form is banned in the U.S.

Formulation: It is available in both liquid and granular form, but as is stated above, the granular form is banned in the U.S.

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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 3

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