Environmental behavior of bentazon herbicide.

Bentazon is a postemergence herbicide used in early spring to early summer in many crops, usually at application rates of 1.0 kg a.i./ha. Its selectivity is based on the ability of the crop plants to metabolize bentazon quickly to 6-OH- and 8-OH-bentazon and conjugate these with sugars, while weeds do not, so that photosynthesis is disrupted and the weeds… CONTINUE READING