General Information


BUCTRIL is formulated as an emulsifiable concentrate of octanoic acid ester of bromoxynil containing the equivalent of 2 pounds of bromoxynil per gallon.

BUCTRIL is a selective postemergence herbicide for control of important broadleaf weeds infesting corn (field and pop), sorghum (grain and forage), wheat, barley, oats, rye, triticale, alfalfa (seedling), flax, onions (dry bulb), garlic, mint (established peppermint and spearmint), Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) areas, grasses grown for seed or sod production, non-residential turfgrass, and noncropland and industrial sites. Optimum weed control is obtained when BUCTRIL is applied to actively growing weed seedlings.

BUCTRIL is primarily a contact herbicide, therefore thorough coverage of the weed seedlings is essential for optimum control.

BUCTRIL has little residual activity. Therefore subsequent flushes of weeds will not be controlled by the initial treatment. Generally crops that form a good canopy will help shade subsequent weed flushes. However, certain crops or short-straw varieties, for example Yaccora Rojo wheat, may not develop the crop canopy fast enough to shade the subsequent flushes of weeds.

Occasional transitory leaf burn may occur. The temporary leaf burn is similar to that seen with liquid fertilizer. Because the activity of BUCTRIL is not systemic, recovery of the crop is generally rapid with no lasting effect. Frequency and amount of leaf burn may be greater when crops are stressed by abrasive winds, cool to cold evening temperatures or mechanical injury, such as that caused by hail, sleet or insect feeding. To reduce the potential for temporary leaf burn, applications should be made to dry foliage in the recommended spray volumes per acre when weather conditions are not extreme.


BUCTRIL can be applied to registered use areas by ground, aerial and sprinkler irrigation equipment.


Use a standard herbicide boom sprayer that provides uniform and accurate application. Sprayer should be equipped with screens no finer than 50 mesh in the nozzle tips and in-line strainers.

Select a spray volume and delivery system that will ensure thorough and uniform spray coverage. For optimum spray distribution and thorough coverage use of flat fan nozzles (maximum tip size 8008) with a spray pressure of 40-60 psi are recommended. Other nozzle types and lower spray pressures that produce coarse spray droplets may not provide adequate coverage of the weeds to ensure optimum control. Raindrop nozzles and flood nozzles are not recommended as weed control with BUCTRIL may be reduced.

In general, a spray volume of 10 to 20 gallons per acre (GPA) is recommended for optimum spray coverage. A minimum of 5 GPA with a minimum spray pressure of 50 psi and a maximum ground speed of 10 mph may be used with higher speed, low volume ground application if ground terrain, crop and weed density allow effective spray distribution. When using higher speed equipment, a maximum ground speed of 10 mph is suggested if field conditions cause excessive boom movement during application which results in poor spray coverage. Ground applications made when dry, dusty field conditions exist may provide reduced weed control in wheel track areas.

Applications using less than 10 gallons per acre may result in reduced weed control.

When weed infestations are heavy, use of higher spray volumes and spray pressure will be helpful in obtaining uniform weed coverage.

When corn or grain sorghum are large enough to interfere with the spray pattern, drop nozzles should be used to obtain uniform weed coverage. If you are unsure of the infestation level or size of crop, consult your local extension service.

Do not apply when winds are gusty or when other conditions favor poor spray coverage and/or off target spray movement.


Use orifice discs, cores and nozzle types and arrangements that will provide for optimum spray distribution and maximum coverage. In general a minimum spray volume of 5 GPA and a maximum pressure of 40 psi are recommended.

Do not apply during inversion conditions, when winds are gusty or when other conditions favor poor spray coverage and/or off target spray movement. Off target spray movement can be minimized by increasing the spray volume per acre and not applying when winds exceed 10 mph.


BUCTRIL Herbicide can be applied through sprinkler irrigation systems to wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale, field corn, popcorn, and grain sorghum, mint, grasses grown for seed or sod production, garlic, onions (dry bulb) and seedling alfalfa.

Apply BUCTRIL Herbicide through sprinkler systems including center pivot, lateral move, side (wheel) roll, solid set or hand move irrigation systems only. If hand moved pipe is used for chemigation, the pipe must not be handled in any way until 24 hours after chemigation has been completed and residues have been flushed from the system. When applying by chemigation, no person may enter the application site unless in an enclosed vehicle. Do not apply this product through any other type of irrigation system.


When properly utilized, timely cultivations of row crops may aid overall weed control efforts as well as crop growth. However, cultivation BEFORE or DURING BUCTRIL applications may place target weeds under stress, resulting in erratic weed control. Whenever BUCTRIL is being utilized in an overall weed control program, plan to postpone any anticipated cultivations until 5-7 days after application to ensure best performance.


Only the following recommendations referenced in the label are registered for use in California: seedling alfalfa, small grains (wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale), flax, corn (post emergence application only), sorghum (post emergence application only), mint, onions, garlic; chemigation in seedling alfalfa, small grains, onions and garlic; 2,4-D and MCPA tank mixtures in small grains; 2,4-D and atrazine tank mixtures in corn and sorghum; 2,4-DB and Pursuit tank mixtures in seedling alfalfa; grass for seed and sod production, non-residential turfgrass; and non-cropland and industrial sites. All applications must be made with a minimum spray volume of 10 GPA by ground or 5 GPA by air equipment.

Refer in the label regarding tank mix information.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions


Apply to seedling alfalfa with a minimum of 2 trifoliate leaves. Apply through automated sprinkler irrigation systems with a mechanical transfer loading system only. See MIXING LOADING AND HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS Section for complete details. BUCTRIL applications made when temperatures are expected to exceed 85oF at and 3 days following application can result in unacceptable crop injury.

Apply to MOST SUSCEPTIBLE broadleaf weeds up to the 8 leaf stage, 4 inches in height or 2 inches in diameter, whichever comes first. Apply to SUSCEPTIBLE broadleaf weeds up to the 4 leaf stage, 2 inches in height or 1 inch in diameter, whichever comes first.

Weed Suppression:

BUCTRIL suppresses the growth of Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) by burning down top growth. Regrowth may occur.

Postemergence application of BUCTRIL Herbicide will control the listed weeds when sprayed in the seedling stage. Maximum weed stage of growth is listed under RECOMMENDED USES for each crop.


- Crop leafburn can occur following BUCTRIL application. Warm, humid conditions may enhance leaf burn. New crop growth will not be affected. Alfalfa yield should not be reduced although total biomass tonnage may decrease compared to a weedy field due to weed removal.

- Do not apply when alfalfa is under moisture, temperature, insect or disease stress or has been stressed by other pesticide carryover or application.

- If combined with herbicides requiring oil adjuvants or surfactants, increased alfalfa injury will occur.

- Do not cut for feed or graze spring treated alfalfa within 30 days following treatment.

- Do not cut for feed or graze fall or winter treated alfalfa until spring, at least 60 days following treatment.

- Do not plant rotational crops within 30 days following BUCTRIL Herbicide application.

- The total cumulative rate of BUCTRIL must not exceed 2 pints/A per season.

- The use of Eptam preemergence may enhance crop leaf burn from postemergence application of BUCTRIL and should be considered prior to using BUCTRIL.

- Follow all restrictions and precautions on the tank mixture product label when a BUCTRIL tank mixture is used.

- Tank mixture with 2,4-DB may result in unacceptable crop leaf burn especially under warm, humid weather conditions.

- BUCTRIL alone can be applied to seedling alfalfa that has been underseeded into small grains that include wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale. See application restrictions under the SMALL GRAINS SECTION.

- Rainfall or overhead irrigation within 7–10 days following BUTYRAC 200 application can cause unacceptable crop injury.

- Follow all restrictions and precautions on the label of all products used in tank mixture with BUCTRIL. For tank mixture recommendations, refer to the label.

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24 hours