Mevinphos

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Mevinphos

Mevinphos is a broad spectrum organophosphate insecticide/acaricide used on fruits and nuts to control aphids, mites, ticks, grasshoppers, cutworms, caterpillars, and many other insects on crops.

It acts quickly both as a contact and systemic insecticide which becomes absorbed by plants on which insects feed. All uses of emulsified and liquid concentrates of Mevinphos are classified as Restricted Use Pesticides by the EPA, due to their acute oral and dermal toxicity and residue effects on mammalian, aquatic and bird species. Mevinphos is highly toxic through all routes of exposure.

Limit for California Compliance in parts per million (ppm):

EdiblesDry Plant MaterialProcessed Plant Material
0.01 ppm0.01 ppm0.01 ppm
Mevinphos

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