Glufosinate Ammonium vs Glyphosate

Glufosinate   Ammonium


Mode of action

acts   on contact, The mode of action of glufosinate-ammonium occurs as a result of   the inhibition of the enzyme glutamine synthetase. This causes a build up of   ammonium ions in the plant’s tissues   that prevents photosynthesis.

Systemic   and translocating.

Its   mechanism of action-inhibits enolpyruvyl shikimidin phosphate synthase,   protein synthesis is hindered


Works   very quickly (24–72 hours)

Works   slowly (7–14 days)


Broad-spectrum,   glufosinate tends to be more effective on annual broadleaf weeds than annual   grasses.

However,   high-effective on Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds, such as eleusine indica,   horseweed herb.

Controls   broadleaf weeds and grasses more than 160 kinds of weeds. 

glyphosate   is more effective on grasses besides perennial resistant weeds.

Safety   performance

The   glufosinate has no influence on the soil, the root system and the subsequent   crops.

Long   lasting period.

Not   easy to drift.

Safe   to the crops.

Glyphosate   should not be used on crops with shallow roots or exposed roots, such as   coriander, pepper, grapes, papaya, etc.

Safety   interval

can sow   or transplant after 2-3 days of application

can   sow or transplant after 7 days of application





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