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Glysortia offers ammonium salt of glyphosate as a dry granular product

Glysortia, Inc. Published on 14 February 2013

Established U.S. supplier of generic glyphosate, Glysorita LLC, introduces two dry granular glyphosate formulations based on an ammonium salt, new to the U.S. 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 U.S. A major advantage is the concentration obtained: 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 percent formulation with 80 percent acid, and a 77.7 percent formulation with 70 percent 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.)

It will be available throughout the U.S. through established distributors and their dealerships.  FG

—From Glysortia, Inc. news release

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