Dec. 22, 2016
Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Ultra (glyphosate
), has now been cleared in Brazil for application on citrus, sugarcane and coffee. The glyphosate-based product is already being used for over a decade on crops like corn, soybean, cotton and rice, combining surfactants through Transorb II technology.
According to the manufacturer, the herbicide’s formulation ensures faster absorption and translocation in case of both, broad and narrow leaves. When compared to other products in the market, it has lesser risk of loss of rain after an hour of application.
Monsanto describes the Roundup Ultra as a granulated high concentration formulation that allows smaller dose per hectare, easy storage, transport and disposal of packaging, obliterating the need for a triple wash, otherwise required in case of liquid formulations available in the market.
“The Transorb II technology, that Roundup Ultra employs, ensures superior performance in adverse situations of temperature and moisture, and will be an important tool for our partners and farmers cultivating citrus, coffee and sugarcane crops, enhancing yield in a more sustainable fashion,” affirmed Marcelo Segalla, Crop Protection leader of Monsanto for South America.
“This attribute will be more evident to the producer when the results of application are observed after challenging moments of weed management, besides the operational efficiency gains, such as storage, transport and disposal of packages,” he concluded.