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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs


Trade Name: Sandea

Group 2

Site of Action: Inhibitors of acetolactate synthase (ALS) and also called acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS)

Following POST emergent application:

  • Rapid growth inhibition occurs
  • 3- 7 days later, sometimes sooner, chlorosis occurs
  • 7- 14 days later the growing point dies
  • 14- 21 days later the plant dies completely

Following PRE emergent application:

  • Seed germination is not inhibited
  • The shoot growing point usually quickly undergoes chlorosis and necrosis, although there are some seedlings that can remain green for 2 weeks before dying

Uptake and Translocation

  • Absorbed through roots, shoots and foliage
  • Translocated within the plant


  • Short to moderate persistence
  • May cause carryover injury onto sugar beets
Halosulfuron injury on PeppersClick to enlarge.