Due to paraquat’s extreme toxicity to the human body with no dedicated antidote, its oral poisoning mortality rate reached as high as 90%, Therefore, China banned the sale and use of paraquat AS on 1st July, 2016. During this time, glufosinate entered the market, offering outstanding performance and a stable and long-lasting effect. From 2016 to 2020, the market pattern, with glyphosate and glufosinate leading on equal terms, began to take shape.

Currently, overall market development remains stable, due to the prohibited or restricted use of glyphosate, resistance to the compound and the risk of carcinogenicity, as well as the continuous spread of glyphosate-resistance crops worldwide and the slow release of novel non-selective herbicides.

Glufosinate does not hurt the root system of crops and is safe overall. It is also fast-acting and long-lasting with a broad herbicidal spectrum, being effective in controlling resistant weeds, such as eleusine indica and horseweed herb. In recent years, glufosinate gradually gained a share of glyphosate and paraquat’s market share, becoming the second largest burndown herbicide variety. According to Phillips McDougall, the market value of glufosinate steadily increased over the past 10 years, reaching $1.05 billion in 2020, while CAGR reached 13.2% from 2011 to 2020, making it the fastest growing non-selective herbicid


Glufosinate is a racemic mixture of D- and L-phosphinothricin. L-phosphinothricin is a naturally-occurring bacterial amino acid that irreversibly inhibits glutamine synthetase (GS), resulting in death in green plants. The ammonium salt of glufosinate is widely known as phosphinothricin, or PPT, and used as the active ingredient in broad spectrum herbicides. Phosphinothricin acetyltransferase, encoded by the bar gene, converts PPT to a GS-inactive form. As a result, the bar gene is used as a selectable marker for genetic engineering in plants. As it confers resistance to the herbicide glufosinate rather than to an antibiotic, the bar gene may be preferred for selection of components for biological therapies, such as vaccines.

Features of Glufosinate Ammonium

Glufosinate is a key herbicide to manage glyphosate-resistant weeds mainly because it is a broad-spectrum herbicide, and transgenic glufosinate-resistant crops are available. Although glufosinate use has increased exponentially over the past decade, the treated area with this herbicide is far less than that with glyphosate. This is because glufosinate often provides inconsistent performance in the field, which is attributed to several factors including environmental conditions, application technology, and weed species. Glufosinate is also highly hydrophilic and does not translocate well in plants, generally providing poor control of grasses and perennial species.

In the soil, glufosinate is rapidly degraded by microorganisms, leaving no residual activity. While there have been concerns regarding glufosinate toxicology, its proper use can be considered safe. Glufosinate is a fast-acting herbicide that was first discovered as a natural product, and is the only herbicide presently targeting glutamine synthetase

Uses/benefits of Glufosinate Ammonium

  • Inhibits the activity of glutamine synthetase
  • Glufosinate-ammonium is one of the most widely-applied broad-spectrum herbicides, controlling weeds in a huge variety of crops worldwide
  • High performance

Products Description

Product nameGlufosinate-ammonium
CAS NO.77182-82-2

Prices of Glufosinate Ammonium

$25.00 – $309.00

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