Herbicides Registered for Use in Florida Waters

There are fourteen generic herbicide active ingredients and dozens of trade names registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) for use in aquatic sites in Florida (i.e., for application directly to water). FDACS is the state agency designated to regulate pesticides used in Florida, and the Florida Pesticide Law (Chapter 487, Florida Statutes) is used for this purpose. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for implementing EPA NPDES regulations for pesticides applied to waters within Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is the lead agency for aquatic plant management in Florida. FWC issues permits and contracts for the control of aquatic plants, much of which is achieved using EPA and FDACS-registered herbicides. FWC authorizes the use of registered herbicides by state contractors on work plans for each public waterbody.

The following Table contains a list of herbicides applied by FWC contractors to control aquatic plants in Florida public waters. This list is maintained to comply with NPDES reporting requirements under the DEP Pesticide Generic Permit.


HerbicideHerbicide formulationsTrade nameEPA Reg. No.
CopperCopper chelate (liquid)Algae Pro55146-42-67690
  Algimycin PWF7364-09-8959
  Cutrine Plus8959-10
  Cutrine Ultra228-378-4581
  Symmetry NXG70506-249
 Copper chelate (granular)Cutrine Plus8959-12
 Copper sulfateCurrent70506-248
  Formula F-3027588-2
DiquatDiquatDiquat E-Pro 2L79676-75
  Diquat SPC 2L228-675
  Helm Diquat74530-25
EndothallPotassium endothall (liquid)Aquathol K70506-176
 Potassium endothall (granular)Aquathol Super K70506-191
 Amine endothall (liquid)Hydrothol 19170506-175
 Amine endothall (granular)Hydrothol 19170506-174
FluridoneFluridone (liquid)Avast67690-30
  Sonar AS67690-4
  WhiteCap SC37429-GA-01
 Fluridone (pellet)SonarOne67690-45
  Sonar Q67690-3
  Sonar PR67690-12
  Sonar SRP67690-3
  Alligare Glyphosate 5.481927-8
  Aqua Star42750-59
  Avocet PLX70506-274
  Glyfos Aquatic4787-34
  Glysupreme Plus Aquatic80967-5
  Touchdown Pro100-1121
  Clearcast 2.7G241-439-67690
ImazapyrImazapyrEcomazapyr 2 SL81927-22
  Polaris AQ241-426-228
PenoxsulamPenoxsulam (granular)Galleon LZR67690 (FL13-EUP-01)
 Penoxsulam (liquid)Galleon62719-546-67690
PeroxideHydrogen peroxidePak 27 Algaecide68660-9
 Hydrogen dioxide + peroxyacetic acidGreenClean Liquid 2.070299-12
 Sodium percarbonateGreenCleanPRO70299-15
TriclopyrTriclopyrElement 362719-37
  Garlon 3A62719-37
  Navitrol DPF228-597-8959
  Renovate 362719-37-67690
  Renovate OTF67690-50
 Triclopyr  + 2,4-D (granular)Renovate Max G67690-50
2,4-D2,4-D (liquid)2,4-D Amine5905-72
  2,4-D Amine 442750-19-5905
  Alligare 2,4-D Amine81927-38
  DMA 462719-3
  Shredder Amine 41381-103
  WeeDestroy AM 40228-145
  Weedar 6471368-1
 2,4-D  (granular)Aquacide5080-2
  Sculpin G67690-49

Last updated: 29 January 2014