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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Aljaden, Alloxol S, BAS 9052H, Checkmate, Expand, Fervinal, Grasidim, Nabu, NP-55, Poast, Tritex-Extra, and Vantage.

Regulatory Status: Sethoxydim is a General Use Pesticide (GUP). It is in EPA toxicity class III - slightly toxic. Products containing sethoxydim bear the Signal Word CAUTION on the label.

Chemical Class: Not Available

Introduction: Sethoxydim is a selective post-emergence herbicide used to control annual and perennial grass weeds in broad-leaved vegetable, fruit, field, and ornamental crops. It also has indoor uses. It is available in emulsifiable concentrate formulations.

Formulation: It is available in emulsifiable concentrate formulations.

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Basic Manufacturer:

BASF Corporation
Agricultural Products Group
P.O. Box 13528
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3528


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

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