Published Online: 15 APR 2003
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Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Dayan, F. E., Romagni, J. G. and Duke, S. O. 2003. Herbicides, Cinmethylin. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Cinmethylin was developed by Shell Chemical Company in the early 1980s as a weed control agent for monocotyledonous species. This herbicide controls important grasses, such as green foxtail and barnyardgrass and suppresses the growth of several broadleaf weeds such as prickly sida and velvetleaf. The mode of action of cinmethylin eluded scientists for many years in spite of several efforts by industrial and government research groups. This article will review the development of cinmethylin and its primary use in agriculture, the work that led to the discovery of its mode of action, and the function of the enzyme targeted by this herbicide.
- asparagines synthetase;
- weed control agent;
- mode of action;