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  • n. The herbicide and algicide 6-chloro-N2,N4-diethyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine

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  • n. a herbicide used to control weeds (especially among crops)


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  • YMMV with these, of course, but it did test positive for atrazine/simazine.

    Atrazine update (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • One problem is that the EPA standard (3ppb atrazine, 4ppb simazine) is an annual average.

    Atrazine update (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • If the aflatoxin is not eliminated before the nuts are consumed, people could die; and the most effective way to eliminate aflatoxin in nuts is with pesticides--triazines, such as simazine and atrazine, which have been found safe at levels up to 1,000 times what humans are exposed to when they're used on nuts.

    Jon Entine: Scared To Death: Toxic Debate Over Chemicals Threatens Risk-Based Regulations

  • Although few studies have examined the combined effects of triazine pesticides, the combination of simazine and atrazine have been reported to impact olfactory endocrine function in salmon in an additive manner.

    Atrazine in the environment

  • Beyond Pesticides has compiled a list of 25 pesticides commonly used or recommended for use by state agricultural extension services, including: 2,4-D, bifenthrin, chlorpyrifos, diazinon, endosulfan, esfenvalerate, glyphosate, simazine and more.

    Christmas trees loaded with pesticides

  • Others like simazine will not control emerged weeds, but must be applied to the soil itself where weeds are killed as they germinate by absorbing the chemical through their roots.

    Chapter 10

  • Results of our research indicate that PRE treatments of atrazine, atrazine plus simazine, or Balance + atrazine are less effective at protecting yield in this system than atrazine premix products (Bicep, Harness Xtra, Guardsman, etc), or products such as SureStart or Corvus.


  • Weed control in beans after the loss of simazine is now a real headache.

    FWi - All News

  • Pre-emergence herbicide options, now simazine has gone, are limited.

    FWi - All News

  • Hexazinone, simazine and atrazine are banned in Europe due to the threats they pose to human health-including an increased risk of cancer and infectious disease.



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