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

The sun rises on crop diversity

Maize (corn) monocultures are a common sight on Hungary’s Northern Great Plain. But as with any monoculture herbicide resistance is always a potential danger. In 2010 Istvan Szolomajer discovered Panicum riparium growing on his fields. Initially, Istvan and his fellow farmers used ALS inhibitors to control this weed, but after several years of application, there was strong evidence of an emerging resistance problem. Istvan’s solution to the resistance problem was to replace maize monoculture with crop diversity – changing from monocot to dicot crops and from spring to winter crops, for example. This year, he has been growing sunflowers on 100 ha, winter wheat on 50 ha, and maize on most of the remaining 200 ha under cultivation. This crop diversity has brought Istvan welcome relief from resistant Panicum riparium. Close cooperation with Bayer staff in Hungary has been a crucial factor in Istvan’s diversity strategy.

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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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