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|Chemical class||Organophosphate foliar insecticide|
|Mode of action||1B – Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors|
|Target pests||Various insect pests|
|Hosts||Bananas, crucifers, macadamias, ornamentals, potatoes, tomatoes and tobacco crops|
|Formulations||Granular, soluble powder, dry flowable and water soluble granules|
|Home garden use||No|
|No of Australian Approvals and Registrations||8 active constituents, 7 products|
|Poison schedule||Schedule 6|
|Australian Health-based guidance values||
ADI: 0.003 mg/kg bw per day (1988)No Australian ARfD established
- Neurotoxicity potential needs to be more fully investigated.
- Concerns about acute risk to children and young adults from residues in some vegetables.
- Preliminary dietary exposure estimates indicate an exceedance of the Australian ADI – there is no scope to consider additional commodities via future MRL requests.
- Of high Importance for pest management in Macadamia orchards and several vegetable crops.
- Alternatives to acephate are available.