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    Crop Protection and Seed Solutions What is Glufosinate-ammonium

    What is Glufosinate-ammonium?

    Glufosinate-ammonium is a highly effective herbicide used to control weeds in more than 100 crops in many countries worldwide. Farmers rely on Glufosinate-ammonium because it ensures a high degree of crop safety, as it only affects the parts of the plant where it is applied. It is effective against a broad range of weeds, eliminating the need to apply several herbicides to control different weeds on a given crop. Its unique mode of action makes it ideal to be used in rotation with other herbicides to mitigate weed resistance.  

    30 years of safe use

    Glufosinate-ammonium was first brought to market in 1984. Today it is registered for use to control weeds in a variety of crops worldwide, including soybeans, corn, canola and cotton, which have been modified through genetic engineering to be tolerant to Glufosinate-ammonium. As a broad-spectrum herbicide, Glufosinate-ammonium acts against a wide range of annual and perennial broadleaf weeds and grasses. This also includes difficult-to-control Glyphosate-resistant weeds such as amaranthus, lolium, conyza and malva.

    Its unique mode of action is a vital tool in weed resistance management, helping to improve crop health, agricultural yields and global food security when used as part of an Integrated Weed Management (IWM) program.

    Unlike products with a root systemic mode of action, the herbicide can treat new branches emerging from the roots of a tree (suckers) selectively without harming the mother tree or vine, controlling weeds at the same time. This is of great importance for crops such as vines, tree nuts, stone fruit or olives.

    Did you know?

    Glufosinate-ammonium is an active ingredient in several non-selective herbicides produced by Bayer CropScience such as Basta®, Finale®, Rely®, and Liberty®

    How does Glufosinate-ammonium work?

    Glufosinate-ammonium is a crop protection product that works by inhibiting an enzyme central to plant metabolism.

    Basics

    Glufosinate-ammonium is one of the most widely-applied broad-spectrum herbicides, controlling weeds in a huge variety of crops worldwide.

    Safety

    The use of a plant protection product is only authorized if the resulting exposure of the consumer to residues is shown to be less than a toxicological limit which always includes a safety factor of at least 100.

    Benefits

    For more than 30 years, Glufosinate-ammonium has become one of the key herbicides in global agriculture. For farmers, the product offers a unique, simple and effective weed control in a variety of crops, while preserving a balance between the needs of the environment, economy and society.

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