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Dicamba is a selective herbicide active ingredient which is known for killing broad-leafed weeds (as opposed to grass family plants). It is commonly used in conjunction with other herbicides, such as glyphosate, and according to the National Pesticide Information Center is currently found in about 1,100 herbicide products. 

Solutions Pest & Lawn has a number of products in our herbicide inventory which contain dicamba and we highly recommend this product to our customers who work in the agricultural industry for control of various invasive weeds. On this page you can learn some interesting facts about dicamba, it’s mode of action and benefits. You can also access this page to shop our entire line of products that are dicamba-based.

What is Dicamba?

Dicamba (Chemical name: 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid) is a benzoic acid selective herbicide. It was registered with the EPA in 1967 and is a broad spectrum herbicide which specifically targets broadleaf invasive weeds. Dicamba is quite versatile and is usually formulated with other active herbicides ingredients like 2,4-D, MCPP and MCPA.

In it’s natural form, dicamba is a white to brown crystalline solid. Dicamba can be soluble in water, and it boils at 200°C. Dicamba does not bond well with soil. The half-life of dicamba in soil ranges from one to six weeks. Dicamba has a variety of acid and salt formulations. It is commercially available in liquids, liquid concentrates, wettable powders, granules, water dispersible granules, and sprays 

Dicamba herbicides are most known for being manufactured by Monsanto and is sold under a variety of different brand names controls. Dicamba can control annual and perennial rose weeds in grain crops and highlands, and it is used to control brush and bracken in pastures, as well as legumes and cacti.

Dicamba has the ability to be used as a pre-emergent and a post-emergent herbicide for broadleaf weeds.When combined with other herbicides, dicamba is used in pastures, range lands, and non crop areas (fence rows, roadways) to control weeds.

How Does Dicamba work?

The mode of action of dicamba is that it mimics the natural plant hormone auxin. Auxins, which are found in all living plants in the kingdom, are responsible for regulating the amount, type and direction of plant growth, and are mostly found at the tips of plant roots and shoots. Dicamba enters plants that have been treated through the leaves and roots, and replaces natural auxins at binding sites. 

This interference results in abnormal growth patterns. The chemical builds up in the growing points of the plant and leads to the targeted plant to begin growing at a rapid rate. When applied at a sufficient concentration, the plant outgrows its nutrient supplies and dies.

Browse our selection of dicamba-based products below. For more information about dicamba 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

 

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Featured Products Which Contain Dicamba

Dicamba Plus 2,4-D Herbicide -  Dicamba + 2,4-D Herbicide (the generic version of the popular brand Weedmaster) 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.

 

Cruise Control Dicamba Herbicide - Cruise Control Herbicide (generic Vanquish) by Alligare LLC is a selective herbicide used for the control of weeds in specific crops, non-crop lands, and established turf. Cruise Control is a water-soluble formulation that can be applied using water or sprayable liquid fertilizer as the carrier.

 

3-D Herbicide Triplet Alternative- 3-D Broadleaf Herbicide from Quali-Pro (generic Triplet) with dicamba, 2,4-D and Mecoprop-P can be used to control clover, dandelions, henbit and many other broadleaf weeds in non-residential lawns.

 

Is Dicamba Safe To Use?

 

With proper application and by following the label and use the product properly, dicamba will not harm grasses. It is moderately toxic to some species of cactus. Dicamba has a low toxicity to mammals. Dicamba salts are practically non-toxic to birds, although dicamba acids can be moderately toxic .

 

When it comes to humans, pure dicamba is low in toxicity if breathed. If inhaled, people may experience dizziness, and irritation of the nose, resulting in coughing. If you get pure dicamba on your skin, it is low in toxicity, however skin irritation may develop. If you get dicamba in your eyes, it is moderately toxic. If dicamba is swallowed, people have reported symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite and muscle spasms. If a large amount is swallowed, diarrhea and abdominal pain have been reported.

 

Neurological effects have been observed on rats, dogs, and hens given doses of dicamba. It is believed to affect the function of a significant enzyme.

 

Our belief is that no matter how low in toxicity a pesticide is, it is still best to use protective equipment (PPE) before applying dicamba (or any other pesticide). Gloves, protective glasses and long sleeve clothing and a respirator mask is recommended. Please refer to the packaging on the label for safety instructions.

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