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|Chemical class||Triazole herbicide|
|Mode of action||Q – Bleachers: Inhibitors of carotenoid biosynthesis unknown target|
|Target pests||Range of weeds including grasses, broadleaved weeds, nut grasses, blackberries and cumbungi|
|Hosts||Orchards, vineyards, irrigation ditches and drains, forestry plantations, roadsides, industrial settings, agricultural land|
|Formulations||Aqueous concentrates, liquid, suspension concentrate (flowable concentrate), wetable powder, soluble concentrate and emulsifiable concentrate|
|Home garden use||Yes|
|No of Australian Approvals and Registrations||3 active constituents, 21 products|
|Poison schedule||Schedule 5. Note: Some products are co-formulated and Schedule 7.|
|Australian Health-based guidance values||
ADI: 0.0003 mg/kg bw per day (1984)No Australian ARfD established
- Current PPE may not be adequate.
- Risks from bystander exposure.
- Amitrole is one of the few chemicals available for controlling volunteer canola and cotton.
- It is important for resistance management in cotton. Key chemical for control of fleabane.
- Important in apple and pear production for resistance management and preserve other chemicals.
- It is used to in faba bean and mung bean production; however, not a key chemical because several alternatives are available.