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Systemic Herbicides

Systemic herbicides kill the entire plant by spreading gradually throughout its vascular system, from either foliar application down through the plant, or soil application, up towards the leaves.

Systemic herbicides work after being absorbed by a plant’s leaves or roots and translocated to the rest of the plant.

The best-known systemic herbicide is most likely glyphosate.

Systemic herbicides may be used to control such weeds as:

  • Bracken
  • Heather
  • Bulrush
  • Watercress
  • Dandelions
  • Nettles
  • Knotgrass
  • Crabgrass
  • Rhododendron
  • Sedges
  • Rushes
  • Reeds

Rigby Taylor sells products containing systemic herbicides including:

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