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Actions

Fungicide; Insecticide

Use

Controls various diseases such as apple scab, brown rot, leaf spot, rust, and powdery mildew on apples, grapes, ornamentals, peaches, pecans, peanuts, roses. Controls various insects such as fleahoppers, mites on alfalfa, almonds, apricots, artichokes, bananas, barley, beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, citrus, corn, cotton, dates, eggplant, mangos, melons, mustard greens, oats, onions, peppers, plums, potatoes, prunes, strawberries, sugarbeets, tomatoes, wheat.

Formulation

Various forms of elemental sulfur, dry flowable, water-dispersible granules, soluble concentrates, wettable powder. Finely ground sulfur for dusting is made free-flowing by the addition of 1-5% clay, talc, gypsum, tricalcium phosphate, or similar material. May be made especially fine by micronizing. Sulfur grinding involves a high degree of explosive hazard. Colloidal sulfurs, smaller particles than those produced by ordinary grinding processes, may be produced in several ways, generally by acidifying lime-sulfur solution or similar reaction. Flowable sulfur is microfine sulfur formulation in aqueous suspension form. Strong adhesive properties act as a sticker and deposit builder for other spray materials. Micronized wettable sulfur is specially made into a carefully balanced extremely fine particle size. Wettable sulfur is prepared by adding wetting and dispersing agents to finely ground sulfur, since sulfur itself cannot be suspended in water.

Identification

Common Name

Brimstone

Trivial Name

Flowers of Sulfur

Exp. Code Numbers

CN 38082080 (Ciech S.A. Agro-Sulphur Group); SAN 7116 (Novartis)

CAS Code

7704-34-9

Other Code Numbers

EINECS 231-722-6; SHA 077501

Chemistry

Composition

Flowers of sulfur (originally the normal form of sulfur for dusting) is the term for sulfur particles resulting from sublimation. Sulfur flour (former term for ground sulfur).

Properties

Yellow powder. Melting point 114.5 °C (rhombic 112.8°C; monoclinic 119°C). Compatible with most other insecticides and fungicides.

Molecular Formula

Sx

Mode of Action / Resistance Management

Chemical Group

inorganic

Mode of Action

multi-site contact activity

Action Group

FRAC Code M2

Target Site

multi-site contact activity

Risk Note

Low risk

Environmental Guidelines

Hazard

Fish, Bee: Nontoxic. Birds: Acute oral LC50 (8 d) >5000 ppm (bobwhite quail).

Water Solubility

Insoluble

Safety Guidelines

Signal Word

CAUTION

Toxicity Class

IV

Toxicity

(Rat): Oral LD50 >5000 mg/kg; Dermal LD50 >2000 mg/kg; Inhalation LD50 (4 h) >5430 mg/m3.

Handling/Storage Caution

Store away from sparks, fire, flame. Isolate from oxidizing materials.

Spill Control/Cleanup

Large spillages should be dammed-off and pumped into containers; soak up remainder with absorbent material and dispose of in accordance with local regulations

Product/Waste Disposal

Must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations

Emergency Guidelines

First Aid

Treat symptomatically.