Glufosinate-ammonium wins favor in China

Herbicides China News (29 December 2014)

With the increase of Glyphosate-resistant weeds and the upcoming prohibition of Paraquat use, Glufosinate-ammonium – as an ideal substitute for Glyphosate and Paraquat – catches lots of attention from the industry in China. In December 2014, the Ministry of Agriculture in China issued 99 valid registrations of GA. In particular, the number of 200 g/L GA formulations reached 49. » Go to article

Arkansas State Plant Board approves new herbicide crop systems

High Plains Midwest Ag Journal (23 December 2014)

Arkansas growers will have access to new technologies for combatting pigweed and other persistent broadleaf weeds as early as the 2015 growing season, after the Arkansas State Plant Board approved the use of GM cotton and soybeans and their attendant herbicides. The new varieties can also be treated with Glufosinate-ammonium, the active ingredient in Liberty herbicide. » Go to article

USDA to deregulate new varieties of GM soybean and cotton

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (12 December 2014)

As part of its review of genetically modified crops, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final environmental impact statement on new varieties of cotton and soybeans that have been genetically engineered for resistance to GA and other herbicides. USDA supported full deregulation of these crops, which is a significant milestone in providing farmers new tools to manage weeds. » Go to article

15 minutes with Liam Condon, CEO of Bayer CropScience

Farm Industry News (1 December 2014)

Liam Condon, CEO of Bayer CropScience, underlined the need to rotate herbicides in order to avoid herbicide resistant weeds. In particular, Glufosinate-ammonium is ideal for use in rotation with other broad spectrum-herbicides. The company currently invests nearly 10 percent of its overall budget into herbicide research and the prevention of herbicide resistance in weeds. » Go to article

New competence center for weed resistance opens in Germany

Farm Industry News (20 November 2014)

Intensive use of a single herbicide leads to weed resistance problems, extending to more species and more farms. Bayer has opened a new competence center in Germany to help tackle herbicide-resistant weeds around the world and to promote the exchange of knowledge with farmers, agricultural experts and scientists. » Go to article

The secret agricultural revolution

Finanz und Wirtschaft (11 November 2014)

"Precision agriculture" rings in the next agricultural revolution. With the help of pesticide-resistant hightech seeds, autonomous farm machinery and computer technology, farmers get the maximum out of their fields. According to official figures, a hectare will yield an average of more than 70 bushels of corn this year, while in the beginning of the 1990s, this figure stood at 48. » Go to article

New herbicide-resistant crops coming to market

AgProfessional (10 November 2014)

US farmers will have access to several new crop cultivars with resistance to a wider range of herbicides than has been available until now. For instance, Enlist soybeans will be stacked with Glufosinate-resistant genes, which will also allow the use of Liberty herbicides on those crops. » Go to article

EU scientists call for GMO approvals

The Guardian (30 October 2014)

21 of Europe’s most prominent plant scientists warned in an open letter that Europe is at risk of losing its public research position unless a more positive approach is adopted to approving GM plants and protecting field trials from vandalism. » Go to article

EU pesticide bans could hit UK crops

BBC News UK (21 October 2014)

EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK food security, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits. Scientists at the James Hutton Institute found out that a ban will lead to an overall drop in farming income of £1.7 billion and up to 50% yield loss in some crops. » Go to article

How to repel assaults on your plants

Daily Commercial (18 October 2014)

Glufosinate-ammonium was recommended for a root sucker control on oak trees because – unlike other commonly used herbicides – this contact-active ingredient is not moved throughout the plant after application and thus does not harm the mother plant. » Go to article

About GA in 3 minutes

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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