2,4-D has been evaluated by the European Union and included on the list of permitted herbicides.
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What is 2,4-D?
2,4-D is an herbicide that kills plants by changing the way certain cells grow. 2,4-D comes in several chemical forms, including salts, esters, and an acid form. The toxicity of 2,4-D depends on its form. The form also affects what will happen to 2,4-D in the environment and what impacts it may have, especially on fish. 2,4-D is used in many products to control weeds, and it is often mixed with other herbicides in these products.
2,4-D was first used in the United States in the 1940s. Agent Orange, an herbicide used during the Vietnam War, contained both 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. Dioxin, a by-product of 2,4,5-T, led to the ban of Agent Orange.
Established grassland (Clover checked but will usually recover)
Cost-effective solution. Kills or checks a wide range of perennial weeds
(MCPA + 2,4-D)
Established grassland. (Clover severely checked)
Developed for Ragwort control but will kill or check many other perennial weeds too
Thrust (2,4-D + dicamba)
Established grassland (Kills clover)
Best Ragwort product in the Nufarm range especially in combination with Nufarm Cropoil. A number of other weeds controlled or checked
Clovermax (2,4-DB + MCPA)
Newly sown grassland (Safe to Clover within label timings)
Developed to control weeds in grassland in newly sown grass/clover leys. Controls a range of perennial and annual broadleaved weeds
Kyleo (Glyphosate + 2,4-D)
Grassland destruction prior to sowing a new ley
Straight glyphosate is often very slow to control established Dock and Thistles when destroying old grassland prior to re-sowing. Kyleo is much quicker acting on these weeds
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OXFORD STUDY Association between Agent Orange and birth defects: systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion Parental exposure to Agent Orange appears to be associated with an increased risk of birth defects.