NOMENCLATURE Common name Nicosulfuron (BSI, ANSI, draft E-ISO); Chemical Abstracts name 2-[[[[(4,6-dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl)amino]carbonyl]amino]sulfonyl]-N,N-dimethyl-3-pyridinecarboxamide CAS No. 111991-09-4 Structure.


Selective systemic herbicide, absorbed by the foliage and roots, with rapid translocation in xylem and phloem to the meristematic tissues.


Selective post-emergence control in maize of annual grass weeds including Setaria, Echinochloa, Digitaria, Panicum, Lolium, and Avena spp., broad-leaved weeds including Amaranthus spp. and Cruciferae, and perennials such as Sorghum halepense and Agropyron repens. Applied at 35-70 g/ha.

Production formulation

Nicosulfuron 97%TC
Nicosulfuron 4%SC
Nicosulfuron 75%WP
Nicosulfuron 75%WDG