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Herbicides: Inhibitors of Glutamine Synthetase

  1. Jack Plimmer1,
  2. D. W. Gammon2

Published Online: 15 APR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047126363X.agr118

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

How to Cite

Plimmer, J. and Gammon, D. W. 2003. Herbicides: Inhibitors of Glutamine Synthetase. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Tampa, Florida

  2. 2

    California EPA, Dept. of Pesticide Regulation, Sacramento, California

Publication History

  1. 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.


  • glufosinate;
  • contract herbicide;
  • desiccant;
  • bilanfos;
  • glufosinate-ammonium