Monsanto releases new weedkiller for amenity market

Roundup ProVantage is a new glyphosate herbicide from Monsanto aimed at the amenity market.

Monsanto introduced Roundup in 1974 and now Roundup ProVantage is more concentrated at 480g glyphosate per litre.

Monsanto say that with more active ingredient in each pack, less packaging is needed for the same weed control, creating less packaging waste and easier transportation.

Roundup ProVantage offers improved rainfastness and speed of uptake. The product is rainfast in one hour for annuals and four hours for perennials, which reduces the risk of run off.

Roundup ProVantage can be used in hard water areas, with no need for additional water conditioners.

The low drift formulation reduces the risk of bystander exposure and of damage to neighbouring planting. It also cuts the risk of direct contamination of surface water.

Roundup ProVantage can be used in public spaces as it has been classified as non-hazardous by COSHH and is approved for use in aquatic areas.


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