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Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Logo    Plant Management in Florida Waters

There are seventeen 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.


Herbicide formulations

Trade name

EPA Reg. No.

Pounds ai / ae

Bispyribac Bispyribac Tradewind 59639-165 80% ai
Carfentrazone Carfentrazone Stingray 27-3279 1.9lb/gal ai
Copper Copper chelate (liquid) Algae Pro 55146-42-67690 7% – .73lb/gal el
    Algi-cure 7364-09-8959 .512lb/gal el
    Algimycin PWF 7364-09-8959 5% – .512lb/gal el
    Aquatrine 8959-33 .909lb/gal el
    Captain 67690-9 .909lb/gal el
    Cutrine Plus 8959-10 .909lb/gal el
    Cutrine Ultra 228-378-4581 .909lb/gal el
    Harpoon 8959-54 0.8lb/gal el
    K-Tea 67690-24 0.8lb/gal el
    Komeen 67690-25 0.8lb/gal el
    Nautique 67690-10 0.8lb/gal el
    Symmetry NXG 70506-249 8% ai – 0.8lb/gal el
  Copper chelate (granular) Cutrine Plus 8959-12 3.7% – 3.7lb/gal el
  Copper sulfate Current 70506-248 0.8lb/gal el
    Formula F-30 27588-2 10.9% ai – 2.7% el
Diquat Diquat Alligare Diquat Herbicide 81927-35 3.73lb/gal ai
    Diquat E-Pro 2L 79676-75 3.73lb/gal ai
    Diquat SPC 2L 228-675 3.73lb/gal ai
    Harvester 100-1091-8959 3.73lb/gal ai
    Helm Diquat 74530-25 3.73lb/gal ai
    Knockout 100-1091 3.73lb/gal ai
    Redwing 70506-270 3.73lb/gal ai
    Reward 100-1091 3.73lb/gal ai
    Tribune 100-1390 3.73lb/gal ai
Diquat + Endothall Diquat + Aquastrike 70506-302 2.11lb/gal ai
  Potassium endothall     1.1lb/gal ai
Endothall Potassium endothall (liquid) Aquathol K 70506-176 4.23lb/gal ai
  Potassium endothall (granular) Aquathol Super K 70506-191 63% ai
  Amine endothall (liquid) Hydrothol 191 70506-175 2lb/gal ai
  Amine endothall (granular) Hydrothol 191 70506-174 11.2% ai
Florpyrauxifen Florpyrauxifen-benzyl ProcellaCOR SC 67690-79 2.5lb/gal ai
Flumioxazin Flumioxazin Clipper 59639-161 51% ai
    Schooner 59639-161-91234 51% ai
Fluridone Fluridone (liquid) Avast 67690-30 4lb/gal ai
    Sonar AS 67690-4 4lb/gal ai
    WhiteCap SC 37429-GA-01 4lb/gal ai
  Fluridone (pellet) SonarOne 67690-45 5% ai
    Sonar Q 67690-3 5% ai
    Sonar PR 67690-12 5% ai
    Sonar SRP 67690-3 5% ai
Glyphosate Glyphosate Accord 62719-324 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    Alligare Glyphosate 5.4 81927-8 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    AquaMaster 524-343 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    AquaNeat 228-365 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    AquaPro 62719-324-67690 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    Aqua Star 42750-59 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    Avocet 70506-252 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    Avocet PLX 70506-274 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    Glyfos Aquatic 4787-34 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    Glysupreme Plus Aquatic 80967-5 4lb/gal ai – 3 ae
    Imitator Aquatic 19713-623 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    Refuge 100-1362 6.2lb/gal ai – 5 ae
    Rodeo 62719-324 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    Roundup Custom 524-343 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    Shore-Klear 228-365-8959 5.4lb/gal ai – 4 ae
    Touchdown Pro 100-1121 3lb/gal ae
Imazamox Imazamox Clearcast 241-437 1lb/gal ai
    Clearcast 2.7G 241-439-67690 2.7% ai
Imazapyr Imazapyr Arsenal 81927-22 2lb/gal ae
    Ecomazapyr 2 SL 241-346 2lb/gal ae
    Gullwing 70506-264 2lb/gal ae
    Habitat 241-426 2lb/gal ae
    Polaris 228-534 2lb/gal ae
    Polaris AQ 241-426-228 2lb/gal ae
Metsulfuron Metsulfuron methyl Escort XP 352-439 60% ai
Penoxsulam Penoxsulam (liquid) Galleon 62719-546-67690 2lb/gal ai
  Penoxsulam (granular) Galleon LZR 67690-xx 2.7% ai
Sodium percarbonate Peroxide (granular) GreenCleenPRO 70299-15 85% ai
    Pak 27 Algaecide 68660-9 85% ai
    Phycomycin 68660-9-8959 85% ai
  Hydrogen dioxide + peroxyacetic acid GreenClean Liquid 2.0 70299-12  
Sethoxydim Sethoxydim Tigr 7969-58-67690 1.5lb/gal ai
Topramezone Topramezone Oasis 7969-339-67690 2.8lb/ gal ai
Triclopyr Triclopyr (liquid) Element 3A 62719-37 3lb/gal ae
    Element 4 62719-40 4lb/gal ae
    Garlon 3A 62719-37 3lb/gal ae
    Garlon 4 62719-40 4lb/gal ae
    Garlon 4 Ultra 62719-527 4lb/gal ae
    Kraken 70506-265 3lb/gal ae
    Navitrol DPF 228-597-8959 3lb/gal ae
    Renovate 3 62719-37-67690 3lb/gal ae
    Triclopyr 4 81927-11 4lb/gal ae
    Trycera 5905-580 2.87lb/gal ae
  Triclopyr (granular) Renovate OTF 67690-42 14% ai – 10% ae
Triclopyr + 2,4-D Triclopyr + 2,4-D (granular) Renovate Max G 67690-50 4% ai + 14% ai
  Triclopyr + 2,4-D (liquid) AquaSweep 228-3116 1.07 + 2.78lb/gal ai
2,4-D 2,4-D (liquid) 2,4-D Amine 5905-72 3.8lb/gal ae
    2,4-D Amine 4 42750-19-5905 3.8lb/gal ae
    Alligare 2,4-D Amine 81927-38 3.8lb/gal ae
    Clean Amine 34704-120 3.74lb/gal ae
    DMA 4 62719-3 3.8lb/gal ae
    Hardball 5905-549 1.74lb/gal ai
    Platoon 228-145 3.8lb/gal ae
    Shredder Amine 4 1381-103 3.8lb/gal ae
    Sinkerball 5905-549 1.74lb/gal ai
    Weedar 64 71368-1 3.8lb/gal ae
    WeeDestroy AM 40 228-145 3.8lb/gal ae
  2,4-D (granular) Aquacide 5080-2 17.5% ae
    Aqua-Kleen 228-378-4581 27.6% ai – 19% ae
    Navigate 71368-4-8959 27.6% ai – 19% ae
    Sculpin G 67690-49 20% ai – 16.5% ae


Adjuvant Table

Trade Name


Accuracy drift control
Activate plus spreader, wetter
Ad Spray 101 spreader, wetter
Agrisolutions AD 100 emulsifier, spreader
Alligare MVO Plus wetting, penetrant
Basil Red Dye marker dye
Big Wet wetting, penetrant
Brace drift control
Buffer pH buffer
Cidekick spreader, penetrant
Class Act spreader, penetrant
Destiny HC spreader, penetrant
Diluent Blue surfactant, penetrant
DLZ spreader, wetter
Dynamic wetter, spreader
Fighter F defoamer
Foambuster defoamer
Ground Zero drift control
Induce wetter, spreader
Inlet wetter, spreader
Kammo surfactant, masking
Kinetic spreader, penetrant
Level 7 spreader, conditioner
NaturChem 90 spreader, surfactant
Optima spreader, buffer
Orchex Oil carrier
PolyAn sinking, drift control
Poly2 sinking, drift control
Pro Mate sinking, drift control
Promote Accuracy sinking, drift control
Preference wetter, spreader
Quest pH buffer
Red River 90 spreader, wetter
Reign LC drift control
Silnet 200 wetter, penetrant
SilEnergy wetter, penetrant
Sinker spreader, drift control
Spec Defoamer defoamer
Spec 90/10 spreader, wetter
Surfix spreader, wetter
Sunwet wetter, spreader
Syndetic spreader, drift control
Timberland defoam, surfactant
Top Film sticker, bonding
Turf Trax Blue marker dye
VMC 403 oil  
X-77 spreader, sticker