Benefin, known as Balan is an active ingredient, used as a pre-emergent herbicide. It is used to kill annual weed grasses and crabgrass on lawns and golf courses.
As a pre-emergent herbicide, it helps to prevent the germination of seeds by its inhibition of a key enzyme. Many use this active ingredient in herbicides to combat crabgrass in summer lawns.
Mode of Action
Balan is of the Dinitroaniline class, along with trifluralin, prodiamine, oryzalin, pendimethalin and ethalfluralin. This class of herbicide inhibits cell division with resulting roots being very few.
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This pre-emergent, selective herbicide is a specialty herbicide that contains both Surflan and Balan for a double knockdown of difficult to control crabgrass and more than 50 types of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds. As a pre-emergent herbicide, use XL 2G prior to germination of target weeds or right after cultivation. It does not control existing weeds. For existing weeds, use a post-emergent herbicide with 41 % Glyphosate such as, Eraser , Agrisel GlyPhoSel Pro 41% or cultivation.Learn More