Definition

Amitrole is an herbicide used to control weeds. It is non-selective and acts by preventing chlorophyll and caotenoid development in the plant. The white leaves are unable to undergo photosynthesis and die.

Health considerations

Amitrole is carcinogenic in animals and classes as a probable human carcinogen.

Keep in mind

Amitrole is not approved for use on food crops. It is fairly stable in water. It has potential for bioaccumulation in fish following runoff into water.

May be found in

Residue not likely in food crops

References

EPA
PMEP
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
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Alternative Spellings and Names

Amitrol, amino-triazole, amerol, amizine, amizol, azolan, azole, cytrol, diurol, weedazol

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