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2, 4D Herbicides2, 4-D

While to the novice, “2, 4-D" looks like a weird combination of letters and numbers, but to those who are experienced in the agricultural industry or are landscapers, 2, 4-D is regarded as one of the most helpful chemicals in eliminating troublesome broadleaf weeds.

In fact, 2, 4-D is perhaps the most utilized broadleaf weed killer worldwide and in the US it is among the top three most used herbicides to treat for weeds on residential and commercial lands. 2, 4-D comes in a variety of different formulations--from liquids, to dusts and granules.

Solutions Pest & Lawn is proud to carry a number of herbicides which contain 2, 4-D. On this page, you can exclusively see and shop our 2,4-D based herbicides as well as learn more about the history and science behind this herbicide and why it works so well.

What Is 2,4-D?

2,4-D (also known by its full name: 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) is a chemical herbicide that kills plants by affecting their growth pattern.  The chemical mixture was believed to be developed by American scientist Dr. Franklin D. Jones who was trying to look for a solution to combat the effects of poison ivy that was growing in his yard which his children were very sensitive to the plant.

His experimentation led him to the naturally occurring plant growth hormone, indoleacetic acid (IAA).However, Dr. Jones found that the chemical was far too unstable. A synthetic alternative was needed that had more stability. The synthetic version he developed would end up being called 2, 4-D.

What Dr. Jones developed was more than just the world’s first selective herbicide. What he created was a fantastic solution to human problems such as food scarcity, infrastructure management and invasive and potentially poisonous weeds.

How 2, 4-D Works

The mode of action for 2,4-D is that it basically works like a lethal cancer to targeted plants. The 2,4-D chemical causes the plant to grow uncontrollably without stopping to the point that it dies. The way this occurs is the chemical creates a sort of unregulated growth that leads to the destruction of the broadleaf weeds vital tissues that it needs to survive.

2, 4-D is known as the world’s first selective herbicide because of the fact that when applied to plants, it suppresses "dicots" (plants with two seed leaves, also known as broadleaf plants) while leaving "monocots" unaffected (plants with one seed leaf or thin leaves).

In other words, 2,4-D isn’t a kill-all herbicide and can be sprayed on grasses and plants like wheat, corn, rice and other crops without harming them. It merely destroys the broadleaf weeds.

Another reason that 2, 4-D  is such a popular product is that it is very affordably priced. There are over 1,500 herbicide products that contain 2. 4-D, and it's often mixed with other active ingredients like dicamba.

View our selection of 2, 4-D based products below. For more information about 2, 4-D or other active ingredients in our herbicides and insecticides, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your questions at 800-479-6583 or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com

 Why Buy These Products

Featured Products Which Contain 2, 4-D

  • 2 4-D Amine Selective Weed Killer - Our best-selling 2, 4-D herbicide product. 2, 4-D amine is an industrial weed killer for control of broadleaf weeds in grasses. It is a systemic post-emergent herbicide and is safe for use on most southern grasses when the temperature is below 90 degrees. 24 d weed killer will control weeds in St Augustine and bermuda lawns.

  • Dicamba Plus 2,4-D Herbicide- A generic brand of popular herbicide, Weedmaster, Dicamba Plus 2,4-D Herbicide by Alligare LLC is a selective post-emergent herbicide used for controlling a wide spectrum of annual, biennial, and perennial broadleaf weeds and brush in grass forages and selected row crops.

  • 3-D Herbicide Triplet Alternative- this 3 way herbicide from Quali-Pro contains dicamba, 2,4-D and Mecoprop-P and can be used to control clover, dandelions, henbit and many other broadleaf weeds in non-residential lawns.

  • And more!


Is 2, 4-D Safe To Use? Toxicity Concerns of 2, 4-D

2, 4-D has been studied and widely researched by scientists and concerns have been raised about the toxicity of 2, 4-D and how it can affect the health of the environment as well has humans. Some have stated that using 2, 4-D carry the risk of spreading carcinogens which can “possibly” cause cancer.


However, there have been conflicting reports and in fact, 2, 4-D amine has a relatively low toxicity compared to other pesticides.


Solutions Pest & Lawn experts can assure you that 2, 4-D is safe to use and as long as you wear the proper safety gear and equipment when handling this product, you will have nothing to worry about when applying it to your lawns.


How to Use 2, 4-D Products

Whether it’s a harmful weed like poison ivy, or just an unsightly broadleaf weed like dandelion, stinkweed or clover, using herbicides which contain the 2, 4-D active ingredient is highly recommended to keep your lawn looking neat and uniform.

Use 2, 4-D as a spot treatment of any emerging weeds you don’t want growing on your property. Solutions Pest & Lawn offers it at an amazing value so if you’re in a weed tackling mood, you can’t go wrong with 2, 4-D Amine. Equip yourself with 2, 4-D Amine today and get to killing those pesky weeds!


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