Herbicides, Plant Hormone Mimics—Auxins
Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Friesen, L. J. S., Van Eerd, L. L. and Hall, C. 2003. Herbicides, Plant Hormone Mimics—Auxins. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Synthetic auxins act in a very similar way to the natural plant hormone auxin, and they may become herbicidal to numerous plant species, i.e., causing an “auxin overload,” if applied at a sufficient dose. Many of these compounds have been synthesized over the past century, and some have been developed into potent commercial herbicides. Due to commercial success, chemical companies have pursued the development of other organic herbicides for use in agriculture, and thus have contributed to the creation of multi-billion–dollar worldwide pesticide industry of today.
- synthetic auxins;
- phenoxy acids;
- benzoic acids;
- pyridine acids;
- quinolinecarboxylic acids;