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diquat

(dī′kwăt)
A herbicide, chemically related to paraquat, that releases hydrogen peroxide and oxygen radicals when consumed. It can cause nausea, vomiting, renal failure, altered mental status, and cardiac arrhythmias.

diquat

a hormone weedkiller which may poison animals, particularly those grazing pasture contaminated by the agent. Lesions in fatal cases include pulmonary emphysema, enteritis, abomasitis and hepatic and myocardial degeneration. Clinical signs include diarrhea and a high mortality rate.
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Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o comportamento do diquat e da ureia como fitorreguladores no retardamento da diferenciacao floral do abacaxizeiro cv.
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Experimento realizado no Havai comparando etefon e diquat, nas cultivares 'H 70-0144', 'H 61-1721' e 'H 62-4761', mostrou ser o ethephon mais eficiente que o diquat no controle da florescencia da cana-deacucar.
Microbial decomposition of diquat adsorbed on montmorillonite and kaolinite clays.
Containing 200 g/l diquat, Mission can be used for weed control.
In some southern states diquat is used for winter annual weed control in dormant bermudagrass.
Typical analyses conducted by Nebraska DHHS Public Health Environmental Laboratory include diquat and paraquat (USEPA Method 549.
In August 1998, lucerne (Medicago sativa) was sown on a 200 by 200 m block of cleared land 20 m to the south of the banksia woodland, following application of glyphosate (720 g/ha) on 30 July and a mixture of diquat (150g/ha) and paraquat (250g/ha) on 26 August.
4, 2005) (justifying the risk assessment for the proposed regulation as complying with the requirements demanded by the Codex and OIE); Bromoxynil, Diclofop-methyl, Dicofol, Diquat, Etridiazole, et al.
Paraquat and Diquat, in particular, are likely to cause death from lung damage, even when ingested in small quantities.