Herbicide use is not only essential to sustainable crop production; if wisely used, these products promote habitat preservation and species diversity by enabling farmers to maximize use of the land they are farming today.
Rinskor™ active has a very favorable mammalian toxicity profile. Rinskor exhibits low acute toxicity with mild eye irritation being the most significant finding with the technical material as well as the formulated product. No significant adverse effects were reported in the sub-chronic, chronic, reproduction or developmental toxicity studies, nor were there any treatment-related mutagenic, carcinogenic or neurotoxic effects noted.
The environmental toxicity profile of Rinskor is highly favorable for both terrestrial and aquatic animals. Rinskor exhibits no toxicity to honey bees in either the acute oral or acute contact studies. Rinskor is toxic to susceptible terrestrial and aquatic plants.
Rinskor undergoes rapid degradation in soil and aqueous environments. The potential for off-site transport is minimized by the short half-life as well as by strong soil sorption. Degradation results in metabolites that have no biological activity.
The US EPA granted Reduced Risk Pesticide Designation to Rinskor because of the overall favorable risk profile of the product, a designation which will be confirmed upon product registration.
Rinskor is typically applied at 30 grams of active ingredient per hectare, offering a sustainable weed control method over time with a lower herbicide load. NeoEC formulations of Rinskor will offer the effectiveness of the EC formulation, with added environmental advantages.
For more information, download our Mammalian Toxicology Fact Sheet.