Tuber force herbicide is a selective post-emergence herbicide used to control nutsedge and broad-leaved weeds in tubers, especially in yam, cassava, Irish potato and sweet potato.
Active Ingredient: Rimsulfuron
Rimosulfuron is known to provide post-emergent systemic control of annual and perennial broad-leaf weeds and sedges. Products containing Rimsulfuron can be applied as a foliar spray, where it will be absorbed through the plant’s leaves and travels down to the plants’ roots for control. Rimsulphuron acts by inhibiting the action of acetolactate synthase (ALS), also known as acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS). Without this enzyme, the plant cannot produce specific amino acids (isoleucine, leucine and valine) thereby preventing protein formation. This effectively prevents growth at the growing points of the plant, namely the apical meristem and root tip.
Preventive Measures when using Tuber Force Herbicide
- Make sure kids, pets, and anyone non-essential to the application is out of the area before mixing and applying herbicides.
- Be sure to wear clothing that will protect you when using herbicides. Consider wearing a long sleeve shirt, long pants, and closed-toe shoes in addition to any other protective clothing or equipment required by the label.
- Mix pesticides outdoors or in well-ventilated areas.
- Mix only what you need to use in the short term to avoid storing or disposing of excess pesticide.
- Be prepared for a spill. Have paper towels, sawdust or kitty litter, garbage bags, and non-absorbent gloves on hand to contain the spill. Avoid using excessive amounts of water, as this may only spread the herbicide and could be harmful to the environment.
- After using pesticides, wash your hands before eating.
NOTE: Read the first aid instructions on Tuber Force Herbicide label before using the product.