BHA’s Di-Bak M
What is it?
Metsulfuron-methyl is a sulfonylurea inhibitor of the enzyme acetolactate synthase (ALS) (Herbicide Group B) that is critical for the synthesis of the branch-chain amino acids valine, leucine and isoleucine that are essential in protein production. Affected cells stop dividing and shoots and roots die. It has broad activity against broadleaf and woody weeds including Pinus radiata and P. muricata.
What is its fate in plants?
Metsulfuron-methyl is rapidly taken up by plant roots and foliage. It is translocated throughout the plant but it is not considered persistent.
What does BHA technology avoid?
It is relatively stable in soils and can be mobile in alkaline soils. It is resistant to photolysis and has a soil half-life of 30 days (14-180 days). It is stable to hydrolysis and can persist in waterways.
BHA’s DI-Bak M works rapidly to cause tree/weed deterioration due to the concentrated form delivered directly to the source.
Di-Bak M is comprised of 600g/kg of Metsulfuron-methyl in a capsule dose (330mg per capsule).