A bipyridyl contact herbicide and pre-harvest crop desiccant. Available commercially in the form of highly soluble concentrates (up to 20% w/v) for mixing with water. Used alone or in mixtures containing paraquat and/or simazine to act as a total herbicide.
For etiology, clinical features, lesions, treatment and investigations, see Dipyridiliums


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg or concentrations in mg/l:

LD50 rats 230-440
 
rabbits  
 
190
  dogs 100-200
  cats 35-50
 
cattle  
 
20-40
  chickens 200-400
  partridges 27-300
LC50 (96 h) fish 80-2l0