Systemic herbicide, absorbed by the roots and foliage. With translocation in the xylem and phloem and accumulation in the meristematic regions. It controls many grasses, broad leaf weeds and sedges.
It is selective and systemic herbicide of phenoxycarboxylic group.
It is a synthetic auxin (Plant Hormones) works by causing uncontrolled cell division. Abnormal increases in cell wall plasticity, biosynthesis of proteins, and production of ethylene occur in plant tissues which leads to uncontrolled cell division. These uncontrolled, unsustainable growth ensues, causing stem curl-over, leaf withering, and eventual plant death.