Glufosinate-ammonium
Tech 95%TC
Formulations 20%SL
Chemical formula C5H15N2O4P
CAS.NO 77182-82-2
Efficacy Selective herbicide
Samples Support samples
MOQ 1 ton
Packing Customized packaging

Glyphosate and glufosinate ammonium are both widely used herbicides. They have different mechanisms of action, spectrum of activity.

Description

Glufosinate ammonium and glyphosate are both widely used herbicides. However, they have different mechanisms of action, spectrum of activity, and environmental impacts.

Mechanism

Glyphosate

Glyphosate inhibits 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS), an enzyme essential for the synthesis of aromatic amino acids in plants. This inhibition disrupts the shikimate pathway, causing the death of susceptible plants.

Glufosinate ammonium

Glufosinate inhibits glutamine synthetase, which plays a key role in plant nitrogen metabolism. This inhibition results in ammonia accumulation and glutamine depletion. Causes cell damage and ultimately plant death.

Scope of activities

Glyphosate

Glyphosate is effective on a variety of weeds, including grasses and broadleaf weeds. Commonly used for weed control in agriculture, forestry and non-crop areas.

Glufosinate ammonium

Glufosinate is also effective on a variety of weeds, but it is more selective than glyphosate. It is particularly effective on grass weeds and certain broadleaf weeds.

In summary, while both glyphosate and glufosinate are effective herbicides, they differ in their mechanisms of action, spectrum of activity, and environmental impacts. Growers should carefully consider these factors when choosing between the two for weed control in their particular growing system.