CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF HERBICIDES AND PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS -- Continued
Trade Name and
(Cost per Pound; and
L D50 (mg/kg)
Biological Information and Remarks
Preemergence control of annual grasses and several
broadleaf weeds in turfgrasses. Use only on well
established turfgrass with a dense and uniform stand.
Do not use on newly seeded or sprugged, winter
overseeded, or turfgrass thinned by winter stress. Do
not use on bentgrass or dichondra.
A RESTRICTED HERBICIDE. A selective, foliage-
or soil-applied herbicide that controls many broad-
leaf herbaceous and woody plants, with little injury
to most grasses. Higher rates of treatment are re-
quired for soil treatments than for foliage sprays.
Picloram is extremely mobile in plants and is translo-
cated, particularly to new growth. Mode of action is
similar to that of 2,4-D. Symptoms include cupping
and stunting of leaves, bending and splitting of
stems, and deterioration of roots. Although certain
plant species, such as mustards, spurges, and kochia,
are resistant to picloram, others are killed by minute
amounts. Picloram is often used in mixtures with
phenoxy herbicides such as 2,4-D. Picloram remains
in soil longer than 2,4-D. It disappears more rapidly
under high rainfall or high temperature conditions in
coarse textured soils. In cool, dry areas, picloram
residues may injure sensitive crops for more than a
year. Drift of sprays to nontarget crops can cause
great loss. Special care should be taken to avoid
contamination of irrigation waters. Picloram also
may move from the treated area with surface runoff
water to affect sensitive plants along drainage ways
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