Herbicides: Inhibitors of Glutamine Synthetase
Published Online: 15 APR 2003
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Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Plimmer, J. and Gammon, D. W. 2003. Herbicides: Inhibitors of Glutamine Synthetase. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Glufosinate-ammonium is a nonselective contract herbicide. Glufosinate was introduced as a herbicide in 1981 and is used for controlling a wide range of annual and perennial broad-leaved weeds in fruit orchards, vineyards, rubber and palm oil plantations, ornamental trees and brushes, noncropland, and pre-emergence in vegetables. It is also used as a desiccant in potatoes, sunflowers, and so on. A number of crops have been genetically modified to tolerate glufosinate. These include field corn, canola, soybeans, and sugar beet.
- contract herbicide;