Borates, Boron

Trade name(s) Ureabor, Monobor-Chlorate,

Manufacturer(s) J. R. Simplot Co., Pro-Serve

Formulation(s) Several. Mixed with sodium chlorate and ureas.

Remarks Nonselective broadleaf and grass weed control combinations. Borates are excellent fire retardants. Combinations are excellent for eliminating all vegetation. Some formulations are used before laying asphalt paving.

Water solubility Quite soluble but varies with formulation.

Storage conditions Stable.

Acute toxicity LD50 - 2,000 to 5,560 mg/kg

Action in plant Salt action that disrupts cell membranes.

Site of action Unknown

Chemical family Inorganic