Developed in 1945, 2,4-D ( 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) is widely used across the world as an effective, selective herbicide. Primarily used for broadleaf control, it is not designed to be effective against crabgrass.
About this Author
Jack Burton started writing professionally in 1980. He has written for "Word from Jerusalem," "ICEJ Daily News" and Tagalong Garden News. Burton managed radio stations, TV studios and newspapers, and was the chief fundraiser for Taltree Arboretum. He has a Bachelor of Science in broadcasting from John Brown University, and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1999.