Desmedipham

Trade name(s) Component of Betamix and Sugarbeet Mix

Manufacturer(s) Bayer CropScience

Formulation(s) 1.3 lb/gal emulsifiable concentrate

Remarks A foliar-applied, selective herbicide for weeds in sugarbeets. Rain within 6 hours of spraying may reduce weed kill. Do not apply to sugarbeets within 90 days before harvest. Betamix is desmedipham + phenmedipham; Progress is desmedipham + phenmedipham + ethofumesate.

Water solubility 7 ppm

Storage conditions Store above 15°F. If frozen, warm and mix at 50°F. Avoid use or storage near heat or flame.

Acute toxicity LD50 - 3,700 mg/kg

Action in plant Inhibits photosynthesis.

Site of action Group 5: photosystem II inhibitor

Chemical family Phenylcarbamate

Koc Average is 1,500 mL/g