PI-137 Florida Herbicide Pricing and Expectations1 M. A. Mossler2 1. This document is PI-137, one of a series of the Pesticide Information Office, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date October 2006. Visit the EDIS Web Site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu. 2. Mark Mossler, Doctor of Plant Medicine, Pesticide Information Office, Agronomy Department; Florida Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. UF/IFAS does not guarantee or warranty the products named, and references to them in this publication does not signify our approval to the exclusion of other products of suitable composition. Use pesticides safely. Read and follow directions on the manufacturer's label. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M. University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Larry Arrington, Dean The following list (Table 1) has been compiled from various unnamed sources. Each price reflects a blend of the differing use rates for differing crops and sites. Sites where more active ingredient is used per application (e.g. pasture vs. row middles) may have higher costs. Likewise, if an active ingredient is used in a specialty site such as golf course, turf, or ornamental, it is likely to cost more per application. It is important to appreciate the expectations users have for each active ingredient, which is reflected in the price. Materials that are off-patent or have a limited weed control spectrum (e.g. 2,4-D, atrazine, dicamba, MSMA, trifluralin) generally average between $2/acre and $9/acre. aterials that provide control of a larger array of weeds or provide control of weeds in specialty areas such as vegetable or citrus production command higher prices. Costs for these herbicides range between $10/acre to almost $60/acre.
Florida Herbicide Pricing and Expectations 2 Table 1. Active Ingredient Price ($/acre) 2,4-D 1.98 2,4-DB 2.07 ACIFLUORFEN 11.62 AMETRYN 1.87 ASULAM 25.04 ATRAZINE 5.29 BENSULIDE 58.50 BENTAZON 5.08 BROMACIL 30.37 CARFENTRAZONE 3.60 CHLORIMURON 3.52 CLETHODIM 11.97 CLOMAZONE 9.16 DICAMBA 3.34 DICLOSULAM 7.11 DIQUAT 10.75 DIURON 10.80 EPTC 11.19 ETHALFLURALIN 10.31 FLUAZIFOP 9.46 FLUMIOXAZIN 8.00 GLYPHOSATE 9.47 HALOSULFURON 27.88 HEXAZINONE 19.00 IMAZAPIC 15.02 S-METOLACHLOR 16.27 METRIBUZIN 12.67 MSMA 4.35 NORFLURAZON 45.38 OXYFLUORFEN 14.08 PARAQUAT 8.46 PENDIMETHALIN 5.35 PROMETRYN 4.88 SETHOXYDIM 18.69 SIMAZINE 11.03 SULFOSATE 9.17 THIAZOPYR 19.25 TRICLOPYR 17.35 TRIFLOXYSULFURON 18.50 TRIFLURALIN 3.97