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S, S, S-Tributyl phosphorotrithioate* ....................................................................................... 70.5%
*Contains 6 pounds per U.S. gallon.
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preferably mouth-to-mouth if possible.
Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.
Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment.
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This product is corrosive to eyes or skin.
This product inhibits cholinesterase resulting in stimulation of the central
results in cardiovascular and respiratory symptoms which must be treated as separate pathological entities apart from
the cholinergic effects. Administer atropine sulfate to reverse cholinergic symptoms; and maintain a systematic,
symptomatic treatment of the cardio-vascular and respiratory effects, even though the cholinergic symptoms have
ceased. Do not give central nervous system depressants. Watch for pulmonary edema, which may develop in serious
cases of poisoning even after 12 hours. The use of oxygen is recommended in case of respiratory distress. Contains
petroleum distillate – vomiting may cause aspiration pneumonia. Probable mucosal damage may contraindicate the use
of gastric lavage.
EPA Reg. No. 5481-504
EPA Est. No. 264-MO-1
As Marked on Container
4100 E. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023 U.S.A
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HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
DANGER: Corrosive. Causes skin burns
and irreversible eye damage. May be fatal if swallowed. Harmful if inhaled
Some materials that are chemical-resistant to this product are listed below. If you want more options, follow the
instructions for category F on an EPA chemical-resistant category chart.
Applicators and other handlers
Coveralls over long-sleeved shirt and long pants
Chemical-resistant gloves, made of waterproof materials, such as barrier laminate, viton, butyl rubber >14 mils, or
combination of organic vapor/HE or P-100 particulate filter cartridge with NIOSH approval number prefix TC-
23C, or a NIOSH approved gas mask equipped with a combination of organic vapor/HE or P-100 particulate filter
canister with NIOSH approval number prefix TC-14G.
For exposure outdoors, a NIOSH approved respirator equipped with R, P, HE-series particulate filters with
Discard clothing and other absorbent materials that have been drenched or heavily contaminated with this products’
instructions for washables, use detergent and hot water. Keep and wash PPE separately from other laundry.
ENGINEERING CONTROL STATEMENTS
Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agricultural pesticides [40 CFR 170.240 (d) (4-6)], the handler PPE
requirements may be reduced or modified as specified in the WPS.
requirements listed in the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agricultural pesticides [40 CFR 170.240(d)(4)]
for providing dermal protection. The system must be capable of removing the pesticide from the shipping
container and transferring it into mixing tanks and/or application equipment. At any disconnect point, the system
must be equipped with a dry disconnect or dry couple shut-off device what is warranted by the manufacturer to
minimize drippage to not more than 2 ml. per disconnect point. In addition to wearing the specified PPE, all
handlers of this product must wear chemical-resistant gloves and a chemical-resistant apron.
for agricultural pesticides [40 CFR 170.240(d)(6)].
USER SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet.
Remove clothing immediately if pesticide gets inside. Then wash body thoroughly and put on clean clothing.
Remove PPE immediately after handling this product. Wash the outside of gloves before removing. As soon as
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This pesticide is toxic to fish and invertebrates. Do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is
present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Drift and runoff from treated areas may be hazardous to
aquatic organisms in neighboring areas. Do not apply when weather conditions favor drift from the treated area. Do
not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters. Apply this product only as specified on this label.
Do not use or store near heat or open flame.
Do not apply FOLEX
6 EC through any type of irrigation system.
Do not use on other crops used for food or forage. Avoid spray drift to susceptible plants other than cotton as this
product may injure or defoliate other crops. (Coarse sprays are less likely to drift.)
Cotton treated with this product must be mechanically harvested. Hand harvesting is prohibited.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Read entire label before using this product.
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Do not apply this product
in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in
the area during application. For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe, consult the agency responsible for
AGRICULTURAL USE REQUIREMENTS
Standard contains requirements for the protection of agricultural workers on farms, forests, nurseries, greenhouses, and
handlers of agricultural pesticides. It contains requirements for training, decontamination, notification, and emergency
assistance. It also contains specific instructions and exceptions pertaining to the statements on this label about personal
protective equipment (PPE) and restricted entry interval. The requirements in this box only apply to uses of this
product that are covered by the Worker Protection Standard.
Do not enter or allow worker entry into treated areas during the restricted-entry interval (REI) of 7 days.
PPE required for early entry to treated areas that is permitted under the Worker Protection Standard and that involves
contact with anything that has been treated, such as plants, soil, or water, is:
nitrile rubber >14 mils or neoprene rubber >14 mils
Chemical resistant footwear plus socks
Chemical-resistant headgear for overhead exposure
6 EC is a cotton defoliant that is used to remove leaves from cotton plants prior to anticipated harvesting.
Formulated as an emulsifiable concentrate, FOLEX
6 EC contains 6 pounds active ingredient per gallon. FOLEX
may be substituted for water under adverse weather conditions. Folex is non-corrosive and will not damage metal parts
normally used in applying spray chemicals.
6 EC usually drops leaves in a green condition and will not appear effective until defoliation actually begins,
approximately 3 days after application. By this time, the field will have an “off-cast” color. Under favorable
conditions, satisfactory leaf drop will require 5 to 7 days. Adverse conditions, such as low temperatures and/or
toughened plants (drought stressed, etc.) may extend this to 10 to 14 days.
6 EC is effective when applied to cotton with a heavy dew. Once FOLEX
6 EC has dried on the leaf,
6 EC is not recommended
primarily those which cause the cotton leaves to be wilted, toughened, or leathery. When these conditions prevail, use
diesel oil instead of water.
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6 EC does not suppress second growth especially where rainfall follows defoliation. A second application of
6 EC will be effective in defoliation of this second growth if excessive regrowth occurs between the first
6 EC must be applied in sufficient water or diesel oil to give
Use the higher FOLEX
6 EC rate under conditions of low temperature, low humidity, or plant stress.
6 EC may be used alone for bottom defoliation of the leaves on lower portion of the plant as a preconditioner
prior to total defoliation, or as a total defoliation treatment. FOLEX
6 EC may also be used in combination with Dropp
6 EC is tank mixed with products for use on cotton in areas where citrus is grown. Observe buffer zones and
other restrictions on the FOLEX
6 EC label and/or in the manufacturer’s recommendations for Folex.
amount of FOLEX
6 EC. Add water to the spray tank to the desired level. Maintain sufficient agitation to ensure a
TANK MIXTURES: Fill the spray tank 1/2 to 3/4 full with clean water and begin agitation. When tank mixing with
Dropp, add the recommended amount of Dropp first. After Dropp is thoroughly mixed with water, add the
recommended amount of FOLEX
6 EC. Add water to the spray tank to the desired level. Maintain sufficient agitation
agitation for short periods of time, be sure to agitate until uniformly mixed before application. Do not use diesel oil
when Folex is used in a tank mixture with other products. For boll opening and defoliation, see below.
COMPATIBILITY: To determine the compatibility of FOLEX
6 EC with other products, do the following: (1) pour
stand at least five minutes. If the combination remains mixed or can be re-mixed readily, it is considered physically
compatible. For further information contact your local AMVAC Representative.
ADDITION OF ADJUVANTS: To improve spray coverage, FOLEX
6 EC may be applied with the following
allowed by local regulations). Diesel oil (3 to 5 gallons by air or 5 to 10 gallons by ground) may be helpful when night
temperatures drop below 60°F, plants are under moisture stress or on storm-proof cotton varieties.
Only adjuvants which are exempt from tolerance requirements under 40 CFR 180.1001 may be used. Test the
6 EC plus Dropp 50WP with the selected adjuvant prior to mixing in the spray tank (see
DOSAGE: Use the specified dosage of FOLEX
6 EC in water or once refined vegetable oil (see Recommended
wetting. All leaves must be treated for complete defoliation. FOLEX
6 EC does not suppress secondary growth.
Do not allow pesticide mixtures to dry in spray equipment. Dried pesticides residues may become resuspended and
damage other crops if uncleaned spray equipment is used to apply other products during the same or following year.
Thoroughly clean the spray equipment with a chemical cleaner before using for other products. Use a cleaner such as
equipment, thoroughly wash spray tank and particularly dried deposits on aircraft fabric.
Immediately after applying FOLEX
6 EC, remove all unused spray mixture and follow directions on this label for
disposal. Thoroughly clean the spray tank, lines, nozzles, and exterior surfaces of spray equipment. Use one of the
cleaners listed above. Follow directions on this label for disposal of wash and rinse water.
6 EC through any type of irrigation system.
6 EC alone and in a tank mixture with Dropp can be applied by both ground and aerial equipment.
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Use a standard high clearance sprayer that provides a uniform accurate application. Sprayer should be equipped with
screens no finer than 50 mesh in the nozzle tips and in-line strainers. A minimum spray volume of 10 gallons per acre
is recommended when FOLEX
6 EC is applied with water and a minimum of 5 gallons per acre is recommended when
6 EC is applied with diesel oil.
nontarget crops, aquatic and wetland areas, woodlands, pastures, rangelands, or animals.
For ground rig applications, apply product no more than 4 feet above the ground or the crop canopy and only when
wind speed in 10 mph or less at the application site as measured by an anemometer.
Use aerial equipment equipped with a diaphragm-type nozzle that produces cone spray patters with a maximum spray
pressure of 40 psi at the nozzle tips. Nozzles should be located no farther than 3/4 the distance from the center of the
aircraft to the end of the wing or rotor. The aircraft should discharge the spray a maximum of 10 feet above the crop.
Do not apply when winds may cause drift to adjacent fields.
A minimum spray volume of 5 gallons per acre should be used when FOLEX
6 EC and tank mixtures with FOLEX
EC are applied with water. FOLEX
6 EC alone may be applied in a minimum of 3 gallons of spray volume per acre
when using diesel oil (minimum of 5 GPA in California).
Aerial applicators must be in enclosed cockpits.
The interactions of many equipment- and weather-related factors determine the potential for spray drift. The applicator
and the grower are responsible for considering all these factors when making decisions.
The following drift management requirements must be followed to avoid off-target drift movement from aerial
to applications using dry formulations.
Where states have more stringent regulations, they should be observed. The applicator should be familiar with and take
The most effective way to reduce drift potential is to apply large droplets. The best drift management strategy is to
apply the largest droplets that provide sufficient coverage and control. Applying larger droplets reduces drift potential,
but will not prevent drift if applications are made improperly, or under unfavorable environmental conditions (see
Wind, Temperature and Humidity, and Temperature Inversions).
Controlling Droplet Size
Volume: Use high flow rate nozzles to apply the highest practical spray volume. Nozzles with higher rated flows
produce larger droplets.
produces larger droplets. When higher flow rates are needed, use higher flow rate nozzles instead of increasing
Number of Nozzles: Use the minimum number of nozzles that provide uniform coverage.
Nozzle Orientation: Orienting nozzles so that the spray is released parallel to the airstream produces larger droplets
than other orientations and is the recommended practice. Significant deflection from horizontal will reduce droplet size
and increase drift potential.
Nozzle Type: Use a nozzle type that is designed for the intended application. With most nozzle types, narrower spray
angles produce larger droplets. Consider using low-drift nozzles. Solid stream nozzles oriented straight back produce
the largest droplets and the lowest drift.
For some use patterns, reducing the effective boom length to less than 3/4 of the wingspan or rotor length may further
reduce drift without reducing swath width.
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Applications should not be made at a height greater than 10 feet above the top of the largest plants unless a greater
height is required for aircraft safety. Making applications at the lowest height that is safe reduces exposure of droplets
to evaporation and wind.
When applications are made with a crosswind, the swath will be displaced downwind. Therefore, on the up and
downwind edges of the field, the applicator must compensate for this displacement by adjusting the path of the aircraft
upwind. Swath adjustment distance should increase, with increasing drift potential (higher wind, smaller drops, etc.)
Drift potential is lowest between wind speeds of 2-10 mph. However, many factors including droplet size and
equipment type determine drift potential at any given speed. Application should be avoided below 2 mph due to
variable wind direction and high inversion potential. NOTE: Local terrain can influence wind patterns. Every
applicator should be familiar with local wind patterns and how they affect spray drift.
Temperature and Humidity
When making applications in low relative humidity, set up equipment to produce larger droplets to compensate for
evaporation. Droplet evaporation is most severe when conditions are both hot and dry.
Applications should not occur during a temperature inversion because drift potential is high. Temperature inversions
restrict vertical air mixing, which causes small, suspended droplets to remain in a concentrated cloud. This cloud can
move in unpredictable directions due to the light variable winds common during inversions. Temperature inversions
are characterized by increasing temperatures with altitudes and are common on nights with limited cloud cover and
light to no wind. They begin to form as the sun sets and often continue into the morning. Their presence can be
indicated by ground fog; however, if fog is not present, inversions can also be identified by the movement of smoke
from a ground source or an aircraft smoke generator. Smoke that layers and moves laterally in a concentrated cloud
(under low wind conditions) indicates an inversion, while smoke that moves upward and rapidly dissipates indicates
good vertical air mixing.
The pesticide should only be applied when the potential for drift to adjacent sensitive areas (e.g., residential areas,
bodies of water, known habitat for threatened or endangered species, non-target crops) is minimal (e.g. when wind is
blowing away from the sensitive areas).
Minimum Spray Volumes
(Gallons per acre)
1 to 1-1/2
youngest bolls cannot be dented by pressure between the thumb and
the forefinger or cut through with a sharp knife. Direct spray to
thoroughly cover the leaves on the desired portion of plants to be
defoliated. For Bottom Defoliation of Seed Cotton, see below.
CA and AZ
1-1/3 to 2
Complete Defoliation: Apply when fiber quality of top bolls will
not be damaged by loss of top leaves, or when top bolls are firm to
thumb pressure. Application can be made up until first frost.
All other states
1-1/3 to 1-1/2
CA and AZ
are open. Treatment can consist of two applications (example: tank
mix) but the total cannot exceed 2-1/2 pints/A. Applications can be
made until first frost.
2 to 2-1/2
as a tank mix with 0.2 to 0.4 lb. Dropp 50WP per acre. For best
results, apply the combination to mature cotton plants with 60% or
more open bolls.
BOTTOM DEFOLIATION OF SEED COTTON: Losses from rot and weathering can be reduced by using FOLEX
6 EC to increase air movement and sunlight to bottom bolls. Use shielded drop nozzles to direct spray to the lower
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untreated top leaves and immature bolls. FOLEX
6 EC may be applied for complete defoliation when top bolls are
TANK MIXTURES AND SEQUENTIAL APPLICATIONS
6 EC can be tank mixed with other harvest-aid products or used sequentially to improve crop preparation for
more efficient harvest. Use caution in selecting partner products, rates and application timing appropriate for your
conditions. Consult your AMVAC sales representative, crop consultant or university extension for local
recommendations. In some instances rates as low as 0.33 pints/acre FOLEX
6 EC when combined with a second
The combination of FOLEX
6 EC and PREP
brand Ethephan Plant Regulator is used for total plant defoliation and to
6 EC and PREP may be applied as a tank mixture or used in 2 separate
6 EC + PREP is recommended for use in all cotton growing states as
6 EC sequential to PREP
(minimum of 4 days between applications). FOLEX
6 EC + PREP
produce the desired yield and when 30% to 60% of the cotton bolls are open. If used in rank cotton, a pretreatment
6 EC (see FOLEX
6 EC Recommendations for use rate) may be useful to ensure thorough coverage of
unopened bolls by later sequential application of PREP. Refer to and observe all label use directions and precautions
on the PREP label. Occasionally slight reduction on boll opening response has been observed when tank mixtures of
6 EC + PREP have been used.
Tank mixtures such as FOLEX
6 EC + Dropp are recommended for defoliation when heavy regrowth control is
when 60% or more bolls are open. A second application of labeled rates of FOLEX
6 EC + Dropp, or FOLEX
1 to 1-1/2 Pints/Acre
Dropp 50WP [follow Dropp label directions]
Adjuvant, if used and
After Dropp 50WP has dispersed add FOLEX
after application is above 60°F.
Use the lower rate of each product when conditions are favorable, for example, high temperatures and high
temperature is below 60°F use FOLEX
6 EC alone.
Adverse conditions may require a longer time for complete defoliation or a second application.
Do not exceed 2-1/2 pints/Acre/Year of FOLEX
6 EC for California and Arizona, and 1-1/2 pints/Acre/Year for
all other states.
6 EC plus Dropp 50WP to immature cotton (less than 60% bolls open) or higher than
6 EC with
6 EC within 7 days of harvest.
6 EC may be tank mixed at
: In States permitted by the Roundup label, the full labeled rate of FOLEX
6 EC (1 to 1-
control to better facilitate harvesting. Refer to the Roundup label for use directions, regrowth inhibition statement, and
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Always follow the mixing directions found on this label, tank mix product labels and spray adjuvant product labels.
Contact your local AMVAC representative for additional information or call 1-888-GO-AMVAC.
Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal.
cool, dry place away from open flame and extreme heat. Store in original container and out of reach of children,
preferably in a locked storage area.
PESTICIDE DISPOSAL: Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal. Pesticide wastes are toxic.
Improper disposal of excess pesticide, spray mixture, or rinsate is a violation of Federal law. If these wastes cannot be
disposed of by use according to label instructions, contact your State Pesticide or Environmental Control Agency, or
the Hazardous Waste representative at the nearest EPA regional office for guidance.
Empty the remaining contents into application equipment or a mix tank and drain for 10 seconds after the flow begins
to drip. Fill the container ¼ full with water and recap. Shake for 10 seconds. Pour rinsate into application equipment
or a mix tank or store rinsate for later use or disposal. Drain for 10 seconds after the flow begins to drip. Repeat this
procedure two more times. Then offer for recycling or reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill,
or by other procedures approved by State and local procedures. If container is leaking, invert to prevent leakage.
Carefully dam up spilled material to prevent runoff. Refer to Precautionary Statements for hazards associated with the
handling of this product. Absorb spilled material with absorbing type compounds and dispose of as directed for
pesticides above. In spill or leak incidents, keep unauthorized persons away.
The manufacturer warrants (a) that this product conforms to the chemical description on the label; (b) that this product is reasonably
such directions; and (c) that the directions, warnings, and other statements on this label are based upon responsible experts' evaluations
of reasonable tests of effectiveness, of toxicity to laboratory animals and to plants and residues on food crops, and upon reports of
field experience. Tests have not been made on all varieties of food crops and plants, or in all states or under all conditions.
AMVAC offers this product, and Buyer accepts it, subject to the foregoing Limited Warranty which may be varied only by agreement
in writing signed by an authorized representative of AMVAC.
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