What is Acetochlor?

Acetochlor is a herbicide widely used on corn in Minnesota, and its use has expanded to soybeans and sugar beets. It, along with atrazine, another widely used corn herbicide, has been frequently detected in Minnesota's surface water, at times at elevated levels. The following sections under "Learn More" explain acetochlor's role in Minnesota agriculture, its impact on Minnesota's environment, and actions being taken to reduce the presence of acetochlor in water.


Pesticide Type Herbicide (Group 15)
Chemical Class Chloroacetamide herbicide
Common Trade Names* Confidence, Keystone, Resicore, SureStart,TripleFlex, Volley, and Warrant
Registration Status EPA: Registered on corn since 1994
MN: Registered

Chemical structure diagram of acetochlor

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