‘2,4-D’ is a _______

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

  1. Weedicide
  2. Growth regulators
  3. Growth retardants
  4. 1 and 2

‘2,4-D’ is a weedicide and growth regulator. 2, 4-D (Dichloro phenoxy acetic), is a chemical. It is used to destroy the broadleaf weeds.

What is 2,4-D

  • Widely used systemic herbicide 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid is used to control weeds which has broad leaves.
  • Weedicides are substances that eliminate weeds.
  • Since the 1940s, 2,4-D, a herbicide, has been used extensively to manage weeds.
  • It contains wide applications in a variety of settings, including grass, forestry areas, lawns, right-of-ways, aquatic sites, and a range of farms with various vegetable and fruit products.
  • It can be applied to control citrus plant development.
  • Weedicides are substances that kill weeds.
  • Pests are managed using insecticides.
  • By competing with the crop for nutrients, moisture, air, light, and other resources, weeds spread throughout crops and weaken them.
  • Weeds seriously reduce agricultural output and quality by serving as a haven for dangerous pests and illnesses.
  • As a result, weed management is carried out as soon as possible to ensure


‘2,4-D’ is a _______ 1. Weedicide 2. Growth regulators 3. Growth retardants 4. 1 and 2

‘2,4-D’ is a growth regulator and weedicide which is used in the destruction of broadleaf weeds.

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