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her name: ammonium 4-[hydroxy(methyl) phosphinoyl]-DL-homoalaninate; ammonium DL-homoalanin-4-yl(methyl) phosphinate
emical abstracts name: ammonium (1) -2-amino-4-(hydroxymethylphosphinyl) butanoate
AS RN: unstated stereochemistry
Formulation types: SL.
Biochemistry: Glutamine synthetase inhibitor; leads to accumulation of ammonium ions, and inhibition of photosynthesis.
Mode of action: Non-selective contact herbicide with some systemic action. TranstocatJon occurs only within leaves, predominantly from the leaf base to the leaf
Uses: Glufosinate ammonium is used for control of a wide range of annual and perennial broad-leaved weeds and grasses in fruit orchards, vineyards, rubber and oil palm plantations, ornamental trees and bushes, non-crop land, and pre-emergence in vegetables. Also used as a desiccant in potatoes, sunflowers, etc. For control of annual and perennial weeds and grasses in glufosinate-tolerant crops (oilseed rape, maize, soya beans, sugar beet) developed through gene technology.
Compatibility: Compatible with diuron, simazine, MCPA, and some other herbicides.