Food Safety

Food Safety

Combined efforts of experts and regulators

Everybody deserves to have food that is safe and healthy to consume. Glufosinate-ammonium as well as other crop protection tools must be thoroughly assessed by public authorities to determine safety thresholds. » more

Operator Safety

Operator Safety

30 years of safe use

Glufosinate-ammonium has been used safely for 30 years, and to-date, there have been no known cases of harm to humans when it has been applied according to label instructions. To ensure worker’s safety, experts have also established strict guidelines. » more

Environment

Environment

Minimizing environmental impact

Glufosinate-ammonium has been rigorously tested through lengthy trials for environmental safety. When label instructions are followed, the product does not contaminate the environment and is safe for animals. » more

Stewardship

Stewardship

Putting safety first

Several product stewardship initiatives instruct farmers on how to minimize potential exposure to the products as well as impact on the environment through good agricultural practices. » more

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Benefits: Sustainability

Modern agriculture

Modern agriculture, sustainable solutions

Glufosinate-ammonium brings many benefits by improving soils and reducing erosion, reducing energy use and improving agricultural productivity. » more

What inspires plant scientists and why is their job so important? Harry Strek explains

In an interview for Crop Life International #FOODHEROES series, Harry Strek, Scientific Director for Weed Resistance at the Bayer Weed Resistance Competence Center (WRCC) in Frankfurt, tells that he became interested in working with plants and weed resistance in particular when he was working in a farm as a child and had to remove weeds manually from edible crops. Weeds can be damaging to the crop if not managed correctly, even if they are not resistant. Resistant weeds complicate the situation by decreasing options. Only by using all available tools together in an integrated program, including chemical and non-chemical ones can effectively manage weeds. Bayer is working on demonstrating that integrated weed management programs are essential to the long-term viability of modern weed control tools and that although they require initial investment in capital and changes to current programs, they will pay for themselves in the long run.

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Why GA helps farmers: apples

What is Glufosinate-ammonium?

It is one of the most effective herbicides available for treating weeds in orchards, vineyards and other herbicide-resistant LibertyLink crops such as soybeans, corn, canola or cotton. Crucially, its distinguishing chemistry and ‘mode of action’ help farmers avoid weed resistance.

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