Dichlobenil is a soil-applied herbicide which inhibits root development and prevents germination and establishment of weed seedlings. While dichlobenil is not translocated in the plant, symptoms resulting from inhibited root growth may appear on aboveground portions of the plant. The primary aboveground symptom of damage is chlorosis. On broad-leaved plants this can be tip, marginal, or interveinal yellowing, or can appear as overall yellowing of the leaf. On conifers, excessive dichlobenil applications can cause tip chlorosis tending toward tip necrosis. Symptoms usually appear on the new growth. The damage may occur on those leaves and leaf parts that orient toward the afternoon sun. Dichlobenil damage closely resembles triazine/simazine damage. This herbicide is persistent in the soil and decomposes slowly.