Properties and Function of Herbicide – Fluchloralin, EOTC and Fenuron
It is pre sowing selective or pre-emergence herbicide useful to control annual weeds. It is very selective to cotton, soybean, and groundnut. Also selective in peas, beans, pulses, and sunflower. Recommended rates: 0.8 to 1.8 kg/ha.
EOTC (Ethyl – di – proplthio-carbamate) EPTAM:
It is selective herbicide belonging to Carbamate group used as pre plant incorporated herbicide. It is having low solubility in water but soluble in most organic solvents. It is in liquid state e.g. it controls nut sedges, many germinating grasses and broad leaved weeds e.g. Chenopodium sp. Protulac sp. Amaranthus sp. And Ipomea sp. Recommended for control of weeds in potato, beans, Lucerne, maize, mung, udid, sunflower and safflower. Common dose : 2-4 kg/ha. Available in emusifiable liquid and granular form.
Fenuron: (3 Phenyl, 1 dimethyl urea):
It is a highly water soluble compound easily leaches from many soils and forms a good soil sterilent against deep rooted perennial and bushy sp. In crop lands it is used for spot treatment of perennial weeds. Persistence is long. Pre-emergence. Rate: 4-30 kg/ha. It is in solid form. It is selective herbicide belonging to substituted area group.