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In the wine very frequently used means internal to the large group of Epo . The name derives from the Latin words "herba" (herb, grass) and "caedere" (kill) off. Herbicides in agriculture and viticulture in the fight against Weed used, with country-specific, only certain drugs are approved. Depending on the application, there are leaf herbicides and soil herbicides. The leaf herbicides until after the expulsion of the plants used, so they are also known as post-emergence herbicides. Among the most famous brand products include Basta and Round Up. Residual herbicides are also called Vorauflaufherbizide. Famous brands and products are Afalon Rapir. Relatively new agents that are highly supportive of economic growth - that is, the plant will grow faster than they can be supplied with nutrients, resulting in the death. The most radical act known as selective herbicides that act on all the plants and kill them.
Recently, an attempt was made by genetic engineering methods, herbicides against resistant plant to grow. All of the usual surface treatment before it is abandoned. The herbicides are rather in a narrow strip or introduced by the point-like vine. In the Biodynamic viticulture and Organic Viticulture set, which increase the resistance of plants against pests. If, however, is difficult on steep slopes such as the use of mechanical weed control by their removal of the roots can often be difficult to dispense with chemical control by herbicides. See also Auxins .