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If you are dealing with stubborn weeds such as creeping bentgrass on your lawn, one of the best products you can use to tackle the issue is an active ingredient by the name of sulfosulfuron. Sulfosulfuron is known to be effective against troublesome weeds found in gardens.

Solutions Pest & Lawn has a quality selection of herbicide products in stock which contain the active ingredient sulfosulfuron and we highly recommend this product to our customers who want to protect their gardens and crops. On this page you can gain some background info about sulfosulfuron, it’s mode of action and benefits. You can also access this page to shop our entire line of products which contain sulfosulfuron.

What is Sulfosulfuron?

Sulfosulfuron (chemical name:1- (4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl) -3- (2-ethylsulfonylimidazo- (1,2-a) pyridin-3-yl) sulfonylurea) is a sulfonylurea herbicide that is used for both pre-emergent and post-emergent control original to protect crops. The herbicide was first introduced in 1995 and subsequently registered commercially in the US under a variety of different brand names. 

Sulfosulfuron is a selective systemic herbicide that is absorbed through filiage and roots of plants by rapid acropetallic and basipetallic translocated. In its original form, Sulfosulfuron is a white powder that does not mix well with water.

Some of the troublesome weeds sulfosulfuron included purple nutsedge, black nightshade, mustard, pigweed, and bindweed.

How Does Sulfosulfuron Work?

Sulfosulfuron’s mode of action involves interfering with the acetolactate synthase enzyme in targeted plants, which quickly slows cell division, and growth at all points.

To elaborate how this occurs, we have to look at the chemistry behind the active ingredient. Sulfosulfuron is a member of the family of sulfonylurea herbicides. This class of herbicides acts through inhibition of acetolactate synthase, thereby blocking the biosynthesis of the branched-chain amino acids valine, leucine and isoleucine. This inhibition leads to the rapid cessation of plant cell division and growth. Crop selectivity results from rapid metabolic inactivation of the herbicide in the tolerant crop. Under growth-room conditions, metabolic half-lives in tolerant crop plants range from 1–5 h, while sensitive plant species metabolize these herbicides much more slowly, with half-lives > 20 h. Pathways by which sulfonylurea herbicides are inactivated among these plants include aryl and aliphatic hydroxylation followed by glucose conjugation, sulfonylurea bridge hydrolysis and sulfonamide bond cleavage, oxidative O-demethylation and direct conjugation with (homo)glutathione.

Browse our selection of sulfosulfuron contained products below. For more information about sulfosulfuron or other active ingredients in our herbicides, reach out to us with your questions at 800-479-6583 or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com.



Featured Products Which Contain Sulfosulfuron

Certainty Herbicide - Certainty Turf Herbicide manufactured by Monsanto is an excellent selective, post-emergent herbicide containing 75% Sulfosulfuron. Certainty is easy to use and has a broad label for weeds. Using spot treatments or broadcast application, Certainty provides excellent control of dallisgrass and yellow and purple Nutsedge. Certainty Turf Herbicide is very safe on residential and commercial turf and can be spryed over st augustine and bermuda grass without damaging it.


Is Sulfosulfuron Safe To Use?

Sulfosulfuron is a safe product and has been registered by the EPA has a product with low or moderate toxicity.


It is recommended that when handling Sulfosulfuron (or any of the other chemicals we carry) to use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) before handling or applying. Gloves, goggles, long sleeved clothing should be the minimum standard. Please refer to the label for proper safety instructions.

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