Chemistry and Action of Herbicide Antidotes

Chemistry and Action of Herbicide Antidotes

1st Edition - January 28, 1978

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  • Editor: Ferenc Pallos
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160612

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Chemistry and Action of Herbicide Antidotes focuses on the development of herbicide safeners that promote high crop yields. This book explores the chemical and biochemical basis for the further development of herbicide antidotes. Organized into six parts encompassing 11 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the development of a cheap, fast, and accurate detection method for herbicide antidotes. This text then discusses the screening procedures in antidote research, which include the crop, herbicide, and operation mechanics. Other chapters consider the desirable characteristics of EPTC herbicide, including low toxicity to wildlife and appropriateness for use in a crop rotation sequence. This text discusses as well the s-triazine herbicides that are widely used for pre-emergence and post-emergence selective weed control in agriculture. The final chapter deals with the various approaches to discovery and optimization of herbicide antidotes. This book is a valuable resource for weed scientists and herbicide specialists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Part I Introduction

    Herbicide Antidotes: From Concept to Practice

    Part II Antidote Structure-Activity Relationships

    Antidotes Protect Corn from Thiocarbamate Herbicide Injury

    Diazosulfonates as Protectants against Atrazine Toxicity to Soybeans

    Part III Comparative Activity, Selectivity, and Field Applications of Herbicide Antidotes

    Comparative Activity and Selectivity of Herbicide Antidotes

    Field Applications of Thiocarbamate Antidotes

    Part IV Physiological Actions of Thiocarbamate Herbicides and Their Antidotes

    Site of Uptake and Action of Thiocarbamate Herbicides and Herbicide Antidotes in Corn Seedlings

    Physiological Responses of Lipid Components to Thiocarbamates and Antidotes

    Part V Antidote Metabolism and Effects on Herbicide

    Metabolism Metabolism of R-25788 (N, N-Diallyl-2,2-dichloroacetamide) in Corn Plants, Rats, and Soil

    Glutathione Conjugation: A Mechanism of Herbicide Detoxication and Selectivity in Plants

    Involvement of Glutathione and Glutathione 5-Transferases in the Action of Dichloroacetamide Antidotes for Thiocarbamate Herbicides

    Part VI Summary

    Herbicide Antidotes: Progress and Prospects


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  • No. of pages: 182
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: January 28, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160612

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Ferenc Pallos

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