Glufosinate-ammonium is a non-selective herbicide which is a synthetically produced compound from the chemical phosphinic acid. It can be applied as a foliar spray and a soil treatment, to both pre-emergent and post-emergent weeds.
Glufosinate-ammonium is a non-selective herbicide which is a synthetically produced compound from the chemical phosphinic acid. Glufosinate-ammonium was originally isolated from two species of Streptomyces fungi. Glufosinate-ammonium acts on contact, with very minimal systemic effect. It can be applied as a foliar spray and a soil treatment, to both pre-emergent and post-emergent weeds. The mode of action of glufosinate-ammonium occurs as a result of the inhibition of the enzyme glutamine synthetase. This results in a build up of ammonium ions in the plant’s tissues, preventing photosynthesis. Yellowing starts within 2 – 3 days and death is usually complete within 3 weeks. Glufosinate-ammonium is non-selective and can be used on all the major arable broad-leaved weeds as well as grass weeds. Glufosinate-ammonium is approved in the United Kingdom for use on all edible crops, all non-edible crops, fruit and berry production, forestry and grassland. Glufosinate-ammonium is also used as a dessicant and a defoliant.
Glufosinate ammonium is supplied as a soluble concentrate, in 60 g/l and 150 g/l, as well as a premixed ready to use formulation for amateur use. AgchemAccess supply Glufosinate-ammonium as 150 g/l SC as the brand Kibosch. For other formulations of Glufosinate ammonium please contract AgchemAccess directly.
Glufosinate-ammonium was originally developed by Bayer Crop Science as the brand Harvest. Other products available containing glufosinate ammonium include: B&Q Fast Acting Weedkiller, Basta, Beds & Border’s weedkiller; Challenge, Challenge 60, Finale, Finale 150, Fito ready to Use Garden Weedkiller, Fito Ready to Use Patio Weedkiller, Kaspar, Kur-tail, PureReap, Weedex, Weedkiller ready to use, Wilko Fast Acting Weed Killer.
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