Established U.S. supplier of generic glyphosate, Glysorita LLC, introduces two dry granular glyphosate formulations based on an ammonium salt, new to the United States market.
U.S. farmers are familiar with glyphosate, but generally have had access to the compound in the form of a liquid isopropylamine salt. Worldwide, glyphosate as an ammonium salt has often been the preferred choice of producers in Australia, Argentina and other parts of South America.
“In recent years, a number of new salts have been introduced to the market in an effort to increase the concentration per gallon of glyphosate. Potassium and other mixed salts are readily available in liquid form from a number of manufacturers,” says Rick Beardmore, Glysortia CEO. “Our granular formulation is the only glyphosate DG on the market in the United States. A major advantage is the concentration obtained; adding, that one truckload of the DG treats 40,000 acres compared to just 16,000 for a truckload of liquid totes.”
Glysortia will offer two formulations – an 88.8% formulation with 80% acid, and a 77.7% formulation with 70% acid.
Advantages of the ammonium salt version of glyphosate include:
- Ability to be obtained as a dry granular formulation for ease-of-handling
- No concerns about product freezing to eliminate storage concerns at dealers or on-farm
- High concentration of active ingredient in a compact package
- When the product is added to water, it cannot separate out of the solution, reducing screen or nozzle clogging
The product will be available in an easily disposed plastic bag designed to treat 40 acres at a rate of approximately one pound/acre. (Read and follow label directions.)
According to company CEO Rick Beardmore, distribution will be available throughout the U.S. through established distributors and their dealerships.
Glysortia, Inc., is based in Hudson, Wis. More information at http://www.glysortia.com/