Novel Combination Herbicide for Weed Management

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2019-ZHAN-68367
According to the Weed Science Society of America, if weeds were left to grow freely, it would result in a 50 percent reduction in corn and soybean yield in the United States. This has led to herbicides being used on 97 percent of corn planted in a report by United States Department of Agriculture. The widespread use of herbicides has led to herbicide resistant weeds. This has created a need for novel herbicides to be used to control weed growth.

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a combination low dose herbicide. The herbicide contains synergistic herbicides cellulosin and isoxaben in nM concentrations. A 10 days study found that the novel combination herbicide inhibited root length growth by 50 percent for Arabidopsis plants.

Advantages:
-Low dose herbicide
-Low cost herbicide
-Reduced chance of resistance development

Potential Applications:
-Herbicide development
Sep 4, 2019
Utility Patent
United States
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Sep 4, 2018
Provisional-Patent
United States
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