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What is Glufosinate?
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What is Glufosinate?

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While Glyphosate still is one of the leading active ingredients in herbicides designed for agricultural use, however, more weed species are becoming resistant to Glyphosate. Glufosinate is a non-selective chemical herbicide that was developed to combat plants that become tolerant of Glyphosate and show resistance.

What is Glufosinate?

Glufosinate is a popular herbicide active ingredient that is used commonly to control weeds on agricultural crops. Glufosinate also goes by other names such as phosphinothricin and is the shortened name for the ammonium salt, glufosinate-ammonium.

Glufosinate is used to control a wide range of weeds after the crop emerges or for total vegetation control on land that is not used for agriculture. Glufosinate herbicides are also used to desiccate or dry out crops before harvest.

How Does Glufosinate Work?

Glufosinate is an amino acid that works by inhibiting the activity of a plant enzyme known as glutamine synthetase. This enzyme is crucial to the metabolism of the affected plant. Glufosinate applications result in reduced glutamine and increased ammonia levels in the plant's tissues. This causes photosynthesis to stop and the plant dies within a few days.

The chemical builds up in the growing points of the plant, leading to rapid overgrowth, and eventual plant death. Death can usually arrive from as little as a few days to a couple of weeks.

Benefits of Glufosinate

Glufosinate is very effective in controlling a wide range of weeds non-selectively, especially those weeds that have become resistant to the effects of Glyphosate.

Drawbacks of Glufosinate

Glufosinate is not systemic. When applied to plant leaves and stem, the damage is restricted to those parts of the plants which are in direct contact with the spray.

The active ingredient can move within leaves but cannot move to other parts of the plant such as underground rhizomes or stolons. Long-term control of perennial weeds is limited as a result.

Is Glufosinate Safe?

Glufosinate is safe to use when applied according to label directions. Always read the product label for safety instructions in handling Glufosinate.

We recommend exercising caution when handling Glufosinate products (or any other chemical we have in stock) to wear protective safety equipment such as a protective mask, gloves, and goggles as well as long sleeve clothing to ensure you will be safe. Please use the product according to the labels directions for proper safety measures.

What To Expect

Visual effects and control from the application of Glufosinate products occur within 2 to 4 days after application under good growing conditions.

As mention earlier, Glufosinate is nonselective and will injure or kill all green vegetation contacted by the spray. Avoid all contact with foliage or green tissue of desirable vegetation. Avoid direct spray contact with green, thin, or uncalloused bark of desirable vegetation or plant injury may result. If desirable vegetation is contacted, rinse the sprayed portion with water immediately.

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Glufosinate Herbicide is a non-selective herbicide that delivers quick and efficient control of a multitude of emerged undesirable plants. Use it as a kill all spray of grassy and broadleaf weeds you want to eliminate

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