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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Mesotrione

Trade Name: Callisto

Group 27

Site of Action: Inhibitors of p-hydroxyphenyl pyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD)

Symptoms
Following POST emergent application:

Uptake and Translocation

  • Readily absorbed by shoots, roots, stems and leaves
  • Translocated to other plant parts

Persistence

  • Mesotrione will provide residual control of annual broadleaf weeds
  • Half-life in soil: 2- 14 days
  • Potential for recropping injury in succulent peas, snap and lima bean and red clover
Mesotrione injury on PeppersClick to enlarge.