Force Top Herbicide is a pre-emergence herbicide to control the weeds in different crops including cereals, corn, soybeans, rice, potato, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts as well as lawns and ornamental plants. The herbicide is used for controlling most annual grasses and many annual broad-leaved weeds. It is a selective herbicide absorbed by the roots and leaves. Affected plants die shortly after germination or following emergence from the soil. Force top herbicide can be applied pre-plant incorporated, pre-emergence, pre-transplanting, or early post-emergence. Also used for control of suckers in tobacco.
The active ingredient in Force Top Herbicide is Pendemethalin 33 EC.
Pendimethalin protects crops like wheat, corn, soybeans potatoes, cabbage, peas, carrots and asparagus. It is used to control annual grasses and certain broadleaf weeds which interfere with the growth, development, yield and quality of agricultural and horticultural crops by competing on nutrients, water and light.
Mode of Action
Pendimethalin inhibits root and shoots growth. It controls the weed population and prevents weeds from emerging, particularly during the crucial development phase of the crop. Its primary mode of action is to prevent plant cell division and elongation in susceptible species.
Herbicide resistance typically increases production costs and limits options for herbicide selection, cultivations and rotations. Up to now, Pendimethalin does not show resistance. It is not cross-resistant with other grass weed herbicides. This means that Pendimethalin supports the effects of other supplementary grass weed herbicides that use a different mode of action.
Cereals, Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Fennel, Maize, Sorghum, Rice, Soya beans, Peanuts, Brassicas, Carrots, Celery, Black salsify, Peas, Field beans, Lupins, Tulips, Potatoes, Cotton, Pome fruit, Stone fruit, Berry fruit (including strawberries), Citrus fruit, Lettuce, transplanted Tomatoes, Sunflowers, and Tobacco.
Apply force top herbicide at 0.6-2.4 kg/ha to desired crops.
- It may cause injuries to maize if used as a pre-plant, soil-incorporated treatment.
- Do not eat, drink, or smoke while handling and applying the product.
- Do not use equipment with leaks or defects.
- Avoid as much as possible contact with the treated area.
- Do not apply the product in the presence of strong winds and during the hottest hours of the day.
- Do not apply the product against the wind, when using a backpack herbicide applicator