Basics

Glufosinate-ammonium is one of the most widely-applied broad-spectrum herbicides, controlling weeds in a huge variety of crops worldwide. Its unique mode of action makes it ideal to be used in rotation with other herbicides to mitigate weed resistance.

What is Glufosinate-ammonium?

What is Glufosinate-ammonium?

GA is a herbicide ensuring a high degree of crop safety by affecting only the part of a plant where it is applied. » more

How does Glufosinate-ammonium work

How does Glufosinate-ammonium work?

GA is a crop protection product that works by inhibiting an enzyme central to plant metabolism. » more

Where is Glufosinate-ammonium used?

Where is Glufosinate-ammonium used?

GA is currently registered for use on more than 100 crops in 82 countries. » more

Fighting Global Herbicide Resistance Basics

Professor Stephen Powles, Director of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI), discussed global weed resistance with Liam Condon, Member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division, at the Weed Resistance Global Symposium in Paris. Bayer and the AHRI have been collaborating in research on the mechanisms of resistance and continue to exchange experiences in order to develop better solutions that are needed to ensure that weeds do not threaten food production. A diversified approach to weed resistance is needed as herbicides alone as weed control tool are not sustainable. For this purpose, Bayer invests annually more than one billion euros in crop science research and development, combining chemical and biological crop protection products with modern breeding technologies and trait research.

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About GA in 3 minutes

What alternatives to using Glufosinate-ammonium does the farmer have?

Alternative chemical treatments often affect whole plants rather than just the part of the plant with which they come into contact, which would harm the crop. Alternative chemical treatments also tend to have a smaller spectrum of control.

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