Herbicide Damage: Long-term residual herbicides

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

Uracils, substituted ureas and other long-term residual herbicides are used to obtain total vegetation control usually for long periods of time. These products are persistent in the soil for one or more growing seasons and are taken up by plant roots. Damage occurs when the material is applied over the root zone of nontarget plants. An upward spiral pattern of healthy foliage may appear on some conifers. Some long-term residuals may cause veinal chlorosis (yellowing of veins and adjacent tissues), particularly the uracils and substituted ureas which are photosynthesis inhibitors. However, they rarely cause marginal or interveinal necrosis, which instead may be caused by triazine herbicide injury.

Management Options

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

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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