What is 2,4-D?

2,4-D is an herbicide in the phenoxy or phenoxyacetic acid family that is used post-emergence for selective control of broadleaf weeds.


2,4-D is registered for use on a variety of food/feed sites including field, fruit, and vegetable crops. 2,4-D is also registered for use on turf, lawns, rights-of-way, aquatic sites, forestry applications, and is used as a plant growth regulator in citrus. Residents and professional applicators may use 2,4-D on home lawns.
<h3?Sources & Potential Exposure

Residential handlers may be exposed to 2,4-D during and after application to home lawns, or after applications at golf courses, parks, cemeteries, and other grassy areas. Exposure may also occur to recreational swimmers while swimming in waters treated with 2,4-D for aquatic weeds. 2,4-D products are marketed for homeowner use on residential lawns and turf. 2,4-D containing products are also marketed for use by professional applicators on residential turf, golf courses, and on other turf such as recreational or commercial areas.

Federal Regulations

2,4-D has been classified as a Category D chemical, not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity, by the EPA Cancer Peer Review Committee.

REGENESIS Treatment Products – 2,4-D