CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF HERBICIDES AND PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS-Continued
(Cost per Pound; and
Trade Name and
L D50 (mg/kg)
Biological Information and Remarks
A soil treatment, either sprayed or applied dry on the
soil surface, preferably just before or during a period
of active growth of weeds and brush. Initial control
2-yl]- N,N' -dimethylurea
is enhanced by rainfall. It controls many herbaceous
and woody plants. Low rates may be used to
selectively control some weed and brush species, and
can leave some grass species for cover or for grazing.
At higher rates it is a soil sterilant. It is readily
absorbed by roots, less so through foliage. It inhibits
photosynthesis. It has a half-life in soil of 12-15
months in ares receiving 40-60 inches annual rainfall.
It is considerably greater in areas with low rainfall.
In field studies, tebuthiuron has seldom been de-
tected below the top 12 inches of soil. Microbial
breakdown has been shown to occur, but the pre-
dominant mode of degradation probably does not
involve soil microbes. Loss from soil by photode-
composition and volatilization is negligible. It can be
carried to adjoining areas by runoff water.
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