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Australian company finds 'most potent' glyphosate herbicide

A Western Australian company has found a way to increase the glyphosate concentration levels in its herbicides, website Farmonline.com.au reported. 

Imtrade Australia has raised the benchmark concentration from 540 grams of glyphosate per liter to 625g/l, the story reported.

The story reported the company expects to have the high loading soluble concentrate registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) in the next six months.

Imtrade Australia managing director Dr Ross Rainbird told Farmonline.com.au the concentrate was the result of five years of intensive work.

The story reported it was now the most potent herbicide of its kind in the world. Glyphosate itself was initially patented by Monsanto in the 1970's with a U.S. patent that expired in 2000.

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