BHA’s Di-Bak G
What is it?
Glyphosate kills plants by inhibiting the activity of the chloroplast-localised enzyme 5-enolyruvylshikimic acid-3-phosphate synthase (EPSP) (Herbicide Group M) which is necessary for the formation of the aromatic amino acids tyrosine, tryptophan and phenylalanine. These amino acids are important in many essential proteins. EPSP’s are present in the chloroplasts of most plants but are not present in animals. Glyphosate is active against most annual and perennial plants.
What is its fate in plants?
It is systemic and nonselective. It cannot penetrate woody bark but has been used in stem injections. It will move through the xylem to the shoots. Glyphosate can be metabolised by some plants (apples and pears) but is generally considered not to be metabolised by plants. It is not readily absorbed by roots.
What does BHA technology avoid?
In soil it is degraded primarily by microbial organisms but strong adsorption to soil can limit its availability for degradation. Photo- and chemical degradation are not significant. The half-life in soil varies greatly. Glyphosate is unlikely to enter water bodies and if it does it is rapidly absorbed by the bottom sediments.
BHA’s unique formulation of dry glyphosate in water soluble capsules means it can be inserted directly into the tree stem or trunk with no wastage or chemical drift.
DI-Bak G is comprised of 700g/kg GLYPHOSATE present as the mono-ammonium salt in a capsule dose (350mg per capsule).