Common name: Acephate
Chemical name (IUPAC): Phosphoramidothioic acid, acetyl-, O,S-dimethyl ester
CAS NO.: 30560-19-1
Empirical formula: C4H10NO3PS


Uses: Contact and systemic insecticide. Effective against alfalfa looper, aphids, armyworms, bagworms, bean leafbeetle, bean leafroller, blackgrass bugs, bollworm, budworm, cabbage looper, cankerworms, corn earworm, cutworms, diamond back moth, European corn borer, fireworms, fleahooper, grasshoppers, green cloverworm, gypsy moth, hornworm, imported cabbage worm, imported fire ants, lace bugs, leafminers, leafhoppers, leafrollers, lygus, Mexican bean beetle, Mormon crickets, oak moth, saltmarsh caterpillar, soybean looper, spanworms, sparganothis, stinkbugs, tent caterpillars, three-cornered alfalfa hopper, thrips, tobacco hornworm, velvetbean caterpillar, webworms, and whitefly. For bell and non-bell peppers, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, celery, cotton, cranberries, dry beans, head lettuce, mint, peanuts, soybeans, and succulent beans. Cockroach control (spot treatment only) in residential and industrial buildings and insect control in forests, tobacco, and on ornamentals. Acephate is used to control insects and aphids in ornamentals, where it has a reasonably broad spectrum. It is also cleared for use on beans, cotton, head lettuce, celery, soybeans, and bell peppers. It controls parasites of cattle, goats, hogs, horses, poultry, and sheep, where tolerances have been set for milk, eggs, fat, and meat. Acephate is used for household use or golf course spray.

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