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|Chemical class||Carbamate insecticide|
|Mode of action||1A – Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors|
|Target pests||White rice stem borers, leafhoppers and budworm (Helicoverpa), and help prevent yellow dwarf virus (through the control of common brown leafhopper). Certain nematodes and cereal cyst nematodes (eelworm)|
|Hosts||Rice, tobacco, sugarcane, wheat and barley|
|Formulations||Granular and aqueous concentrate|
|Home garden use||No|
|No of Australian Approvals and Registrations||2 active constituents, 2 products|
|Poison schedule||Schedule 7|
|Australian Health-based guidance values||
ADI: 0.003 mg/kg bw per day (1987)No Australian ARfD established
- Carbofuran is highly acutely toxic to birds. Birds are at risk from direct ingestion or via secondary exposure from eating contaminated insects or birds.
- Public health risks due to exposure to dietary residues. No Australian ARfD has been established – dietary intakes at the Australian MRLs result in a possible exceedance of JMPR and EU ARfDs.
- Use of carbofuran has reduced over the years and is currently at very low level. Low priority for review.
- Current use of carbofuran is at very low levels. Not a high priority for review.