Diquat 20% SLDiquat dibromide NOMENCLATUREIUPAC name
1,1′-ethylene-2,2′-bipyridyldiylium dibromideChemical Abstracts name
6,7-dihydrodipyrido[1,2-a:2′,1′-c]pyrazinediium dibromide CAS RN
[85-00-7]; [6385-62-2]Diquat dibromide APPLICATIONSDiquat dibromide Biochemistry
During photosynthesis, superoxide is generated, which damages cell membranes and cytoplasm.Diquat dibromide Mode of action
Non-selective contact herbicide and desiccant, absorbed by the foliage, with some translocation in the xylem.Diquat dibromide Uses
Pre-harvest desiccation of cotton, flax, alfalfa, clover, lupins, oilseed rape, poppies, soya beans, peas, beans, sunflowers, cereals, maize, rice, sugar beet and other seed crops; destruction of potato haulms; and stripping of hops. Control of annual broad-leaved weeds in vines, pome fruit, stone fruit, bush fruit, strawberries (also control of runners), citrus fruit, olives, hops, vegetables, ornamental plants and shrubs, and other crops. Control of emergent and submerged aquatic weeds. Weed control on non-crop land. Weed control and tassel inhibition in sugar cane. Application rates 400-1000 g/ha.Diquat dibromide Compatibility
Incompatible with alkaline materials, anionic surfactants (e.g. alkyl sulfonates or alkyl aryl sulfonates) and alkali-metal salts of hormone-type herbicides.