Benefits of BHA technology
- Minimised exposure of chemicals to the operator and surrounding environment
- Targets the plant stem directly
- No run-off or chemical spillage
- No drift of chemicals into the surrounding atmosphere
- 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.
- 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.
- Glyphosate is broken down by bacteria in the soil.
- Photo- and chemical degradation are not significant.
How does Glyphosate work?
- 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
- Glyphosate stops a specific enzyme pathway, the shikimic acid pathway.
- The shikimic acid pathway is necessary for plants and some microorganisms.
- Glyphosate binds tightly to soil. It can persist in soil for up to 6 months depending on the climate and the type of soil it is in.
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).