Dazomet

Trade name(s) Mylone

Manufacturer(s) Hopkins Agricultural Chemical Co.

Formulation(s) 50% dust, 99% granule

Remarks Soil fumigant used in seedbed preparation to control weeds, nematodes, soil fungi, and certain insects. Preplant incorporate using conventional equipment. Adequate soil moisture is important for its biological activity. In soil, dazomet presumably is converted to formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide, and methyl isothiocyanate.

Water solubility 2,000 ppm

Storage conditions Store at 32° to 102°F. Keep dry.

Acute toxicity LD50 - 320 mg/kg

Action in plant Attacks cell membranes.

Site of action Not well understood

Chemical family Dithiocarbamate

Koc Average is10 mL/g (estimated)