NOMENCLATURE Common name diuron (BSI, E-ISO, (m) F-ISO, ANSI, WSSA); DCMU (JMAF); dichlorfenidim* (former exception, USSR) IUPAC name 3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,1-dimethylurea Chemical Abstracts name N'-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-N,N-dimethylurea CAS RN [330-54-1] EEC no. 206-354-4


Systemic herbicide, absorbed principally by the roots, with translocation acropetally in the xylem.


Total control of weeds and mosses on non-crop areas, at 10-30 kg a.i./ha. Selective control of germinating grass and broad-leaved weeds in many crops, including asparagus, tree fruit, bush fruit, citrus fruit, vines, olives, pineapples, bananas, sugar cane, cotton, peppermint, alfalfa, forage legumes, cereals, maize, sorghum, and perennial grass-seed crops, at 0.6-4.8 kg/ha. Phytotoxic residues in soil disappear within 1 season at these lower rates.

Production formulation

Diuron 80%SC
Diuron 80%WDG