Herbicide Damage: Fluazifop

Photo by: R. Maleike
Use IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for successful plant problem management.

Fluazifop (fluazifop-p-butyl) is an herbicide used for control of annual and perennial grasses (except for annual bluegrass and fine fescues). It interferes with lipid (fatty acid) synthesis. This herbicide is taken into the plant through the foliage and translocated via the phloem, inhibiting new growth. Symptoms on grasses appear first on newly emerging leaves. Damage may take up to 7-14 days to be noticeable. Most broadleaf plants are tolerant of this herbicide, though injury to certain types of junipers may occur. Damage to junipers appears as necrosis (death) of the scale-like leaves.

Management Options

Select Non-chemical Management Options as Your First Choice!!
Revision Date:5/1/2013
Carefully read all label instructions prior to using fluazifop formulas.

Hortsense web site created by Carrie Foss, Pesticide Education, and Art Antonelli, Extension Entomology, WSU Puyallup
Pesticide information review provided by Catherine Daniels, Washington State Pest Management Resource Service
Database programs developed for Hortsense by Kathleen Duncan, Computer Resources, WSU Pullman
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