Use: Provides continued protection by decomposition to leave a residue of sulfur. Largely supplanted by newer synthetic fungicides with a milder action on plants, but use is increasing due to cancellations and/or resistance of synthetics.
Common Name(s): Lime sulfur (JMAF, ESA)
Properties: Deep red-orange liquid; rotten egg odor.
Water Solubility: Soluble
Signal Word: DANGER
Toxicity Class: I
Toxicity: (Rat): Oral LD50 820 mg/kg. (Rabbit): Dermal LD50 >2000 mg/kg. May cause irreversible corneal damage
Handling/storage Cautions: Potential formation of explosive and toxic hydrogen sulfide gas should this product come in contact with acids. Caustic and disagreeable to apply. Commonly mixed in dormant oil sprays but cannot be formulated with soap or oil emulsion without the addition of a stabilizer. May burn when weather becomes warm. Keep out of reach of children
Protective Clothing: Coveralls over long-sleeved shirt and long pants. Waterproof gloves. Chemical-resistant footwear plus socks. Protective eyewear. Chemical-resistant apron when cleaning equipment, mixing, or loading. Approved respirator.
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