10 • PESTI IDE REGISTRATION AND THE LABEL
The esticide label is a com lex legal document that you must read and understand before making a esticide a lication. Make esticide a lications in strict accordance with the label instructions.
What Pesticide Labels ontain
Formulation. Labels usually list the
Refer to the corresponding numbers on the sample pesticide label (Figure 1- 5) for examples of the following pesticide label sections:
Brand Name. A brand name is the
name the manufacturer gives to 1 the product. This is the name
used for all advertising and promoting.
f o r m u l a t i o n t y p e , s u c h a s 4 emulsifiable concentrate,
wettable powder, or soluble powder. Manufacturers may include this information as a suffix in the brand name of the pesticide. For example, in the name Princep 80W, the “W” indicates a wettable powder formula- tion.
hemical Name. Chemical names
describe the chemical structure of a pesticide. Chemists follow
international rules for naming chemi- cals.
ommon Name. Chemical names of pesticide active ingredients are 3 often complicated. Therefore,
Ingredients. Pesticide labels list the percentage of each active 5 ingredient and total percentage
of the inert ingredients by weight. Inert ingredients are all components of the formulation that do not have pesticidal action. However, these may be toxic, flammable, or pose other safety or environmental problems. Some, however, may be harmless, such as clay.
manufactures give most pesticides common or generic names. For ex- ample, 0,0-diethyl 0(2-isopropyl-6- methyl-4-pyrimidinyl) has the common name diazinon. Common names and brand names are not the same, and not all labels list common names for the pesticide.
In the example given above, the name Princep 80W indicates that there is 80% by weight of the active ingredi- ent 2-chloro-4,6-bis(ethylamino)-s- triazine. If this were a liquid formula- tion, the label would also indicate how many pounds of active ingredient there are in 1 gallon.