Why Sarosate (Systemic Herbicide):
The active ingredient of Sarosate herbicide is glyphosate. It is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses. The sodium salt form of glyphosate is used to regulate plant growth and ripen specific crops. It is one of the most widely used herbicides in the nigeria. It is applied in agriculture farms on weeds.
How does Sarosate Systemic Herbicide work?
It is a non-selective herbicide, meaning it will kill most plants. It prevents the plants from making certain proteins that are needed for plant growth. Its active ingredient glyphosate, stops a specific enzyme pathway, the shikimic acid pathway. The shikimic acid pathway is necessary for plants and some microorganisms.
How might I be exposed to glyphosate?
- You can be exposed to glyphosate, if you get it on your skin, in your eyes or breathe it in when you are using it.
- You might swallow some glyphosate if you eat or smoke after applying it without washing your hands first.
- You may also be exposed if you touch plants that are still wet with spray.
- Glyphosate isn’t likely to vaporize after it is sprayed.
Ensure you are wearing on your protective gears while spraying or using this Herbicide.
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