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

Talking Weed Issues Across Continents Basics

Richard Hinchliffe, and English farmer, and Santiago del Solar Dorrego, an Argentinian counterpart, discuss weed resistance with an Argentinian agricultural engineer, Fernando Garcia Frugoni. Even though Argentina and Europe have different agricultural practices, the challenge of weed resistance is common. Both regions discovered that today farmers have to think well in advance about what they are doing and make decisions about crops and rotations for years to come. In both regions, dealing with the problem is all about a "combined integrated approach with herbicides the last part of the puzzle". Cultural methods have to be integrated first before reaching for chemistry as the final piece.

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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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