What is Dicamba?
A member of the benzoic family of chemicals it is a selective herbicide. It does not kill all weeds. It is commonly used active ingredient formulated with other active ingredients in a finished herbicide.
Mode of Action
The mode of action is very similar oto 2,4-D, using the natural plant auxins against them. When the weed grows it dies. The plant goes under uncontrolled cell division and growth, with it's cell membrane damaged.
It is somewhat persistant in the soil, half of the orginal amount is broken down in the soil after 30-60 days.
Which weeds are effected ?
It is used on broadleaf , brush, vines and woody plants
Dicamba in Herbicides
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