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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Arrosol, Bay 30130, Cekupropanil, Chem-Rice, DPA, DCPA, Dropaven, Erban, FW-734, Herbax, Prop-Job, Propanex, Propanilo, Riselect, S 10145, Stam, Stam 80 EDF, Stam M-4, Stampede, Strel, Supernox, Surcopur, Surpur, Vertac, Wham DF, and Wham EZ.

Regulatory Status: Propanil is a General Use Pesticide (GUP). Propanil is in toxicity class II - moderately toxic, due to its potential to irritate eyes and skin. Products containing propanil bear the Signal Word WARNING.

Chemical Class: acetanilide

Introduction: Propanil is an acetanilide post-emergence herbicide with no residual effect. It is used against numerous grasses and broad-leaved weeds in rice, potatoes, and wheat. It is available as emulsifiable concentrates, liquid and dry flowable, low volume, and ultra low volume (ULV) formulations. Mixing with carbamates or organophosphorans compounds is not recommended. The information presented here, unless otherwise noted, pertains to technical propanil.

Formulation: It is available as emulsifiable concentrates, liquid and dry flowable, low volume, and ultra low volume (ULV) formulations.

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Basic Manufacturer:

Rohm and Haas Co.
Agricultural Chemicals
100 Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 10

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