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Types Of Herbicides

The most important chemical groups of herbicides are chlorophenoxy acids such as 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T; triazines such as atrazine, hexazinone, and simazine; organic phosphorus chemicals such as glyphosate; amides such as alachlor and metolachlor; thiocarbamates such as butylate; dinitroanilines such as trifuralin; chloroaliphatics such as dalapon and trichloroacetate; and inorganic chemicals such as various arsenicals, cyanates, and chlorates. The first three of these groups are described in more detail below.

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