Glufosinate Herbicide is a broad-spectrum herbicide produced from soil bacteria that inhibits a plant enzyme for nitrogen assimilation.
It is often sold as ammonia salt. This naturally occurring herbicide is non-selective and contact herbicide with slight systemic activity. It lacks soil-residual activity.
As a contact only herbicide, it is only effective when it comes in contact with the plant. It does not affect the roots or soil, which is important in erosion-prone areas. It rapidly breaks down in the soil, so it does not enter groundwater sources. Glufosinate can control glyphosate-resistant weeds.
What is the difference between Glufosinate and Glyphosate?
Glyphosate herbicides are more effective on grasses, while Glufosinate herbicides are more effective on annual broadleaf weeds. Glyphosate translocated throughout the plant, while Glufosinate is a contact herbicide.