Paraquat has been an essential tool for farmers in protecting sustainable cropping systems for more than 50 years. Its unique properties have enabled the development of vital new crop production techniques, especially no-till. This section includes in-depth features that cover topics including:
- Paraquat's role in sustainable agriculture
- All about weeds and weed control
- Important crops and their production systems
Glyphosate resistant weeds
Glyphosate resistant weeds, once believed unlikely to occur, are now threatening not only cost-effective ways of controlling weeds, but also sustainable farming systems. Glyphosate has been called a ‘once-in-a-century’ herbicide because of its unique combination of high...
No-till is a way of growing crops without plowing. There is no soil disturbance and fields retain a good cover of living or decaying plant material throughout the year. This protects against erosion and encourages a healthy, well-structured soil for growing crops.
Paraquat in soil
Paraquat’s distinctive behaviour in soil means that farmers around the world confidently use it to protect their crops. Paraquat provides fast broad-spectrum weed control only through foliar contact action. There is no crop damage via the roots or any effect on seed germination.
Weeds and weed control
Paraquat is used to control a huge range of weeds worldwide, but to control weeds effectively and sustainably it is important to understand them.
Integrated weed management in no-till systems
Integrated weed management and no-till are advanced agronomic tools with common aims to improve efficiency and profitabilty, while reducing the environmental impact of crop production.