TECHNICAL INFORMATION WEEDSATE 480 SL
Active ingredient : glyphosate
*Weedsate is a broad spectrum non selective systemic post emergence herbicide that kills all weeds (annuals, biennials, perennials) in non cropped area .
* Systemic – are absorbed by foliage or roots and moves throughout all the parts of the weed plant.
*Post emergence-kills weeds that have emerged.
MODE OF ACTION LEADING TO DEATH OF THE WEED
*(a)Weedsate ( a.i glyphosate) kills plants by stopping the activities of enzymes present in chloroplast which forms essentials amino acids, without amino acids , plants can not make proteins, growth stops, followed by cells disruption,wilting, desiccation then eventual death.
*(b)Weedsate ( a.i glyphosate) forms complex compounds (Chelates) with some metal ions found in weed plants i.e calcium,magnesium, copper, Iron,Zinc etc making them unfavorable to the weed plants , thereby disrupting vital metabolic processes leading to lethal death.
GENERAL EFFICACY (EFFECTIVENESS) GUIDANCE
*For best results apply to actively growing weeds with enough leaf to absorb the chemical.
*Rain free period of at least 6 hours should follow spraying for best results.
*Mixtures with other pesticides or fertilizers may lead to reduced control.
*Do not leave diluted chemical in spray tanks for a long periods and make sure that tanks are well vented.
*Applied to actively growing weeds before planting as land preparation process.
CROP SPECIFIC INFORMATION
*Weedsate has been used in coffee wiping out actively growing weeds under coffee. Target weeds when spraying.
Note: grown coffee .
*Weedsate has been used in Sugarcane, killing actively growing weeds in sugar cane. Target weeds when spraying.