Why Choose Glufosinate?

  • CCorn field Glufosinatehange of mode of Farming:

Modern planting  now using the method of no-tillage seeding,the ratio of using fast effective herbicide is increasing.

  • Increase of Labor Cost

Increasing cost of Labor in the China,Southeast Asia promotes herbicide applications.Historically, weeds have been removed by hand weeding, which is often not very thorough because weeding is tedious and time-consuming . For farms of 2‒3 hectares, 3‒4 workers are needed to work full-time weeding for two weeks. Laborers are not always available when needed.

  •  Risk of Banning Praquat 20%SL

China has been banned in China,and maybe will also be banned in other countries.

  • Resistance of Glyphosat

Glyphosate resistant weeds, once believed unlikely to occur, are now threatening not only cost-effective ways of controlling weeds, but also sustainable farming systems.[1]

Name Effect Safty
Glufosinate Contact kill,both for leaves and root,controlling time 25~45 days Safe to most of the crops if no contact.Little harm to the plant when drifting.
Glyphosate Kills the root of the grass,controlling time 7~15 days Not applicable for shallow root crop like vegetables,grapes,papaya,etc
Paraquat Kill leaves,works 2~3 hours after spraying Safe to several crops ,directive spraying with plastic cup as protective cover.Toxic to human.

 

  • Develepment of GMO technology 

With farmers facing escalating problems with glyphosate-resistant weeds in soya bean planting region, Bayer is also promoting its own glufosinate-resistant GM crops as alternatives, and the subsequent herbicides Liberty, Basta, and Ignite that complete the package.

 

References:

[1]http://paraquat.com/ Glyphosate resistant weeds

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