Locally-developed herbicide approved by EPA for export to U.S.

Locally-developed herbicide approved by EPA for export to U.S.


a new weedkiller developed by a research
team here in South Korea is to be exported to the US which happens to be
the biggest weed killer market in the world
Naruto Jonghyun reports it’s a massive headache for golf courses and those
people who like to maintain an immaculate lawn
it’s called pu’uhonua otherwise known as annual bluegrass and it hosts pathogenic
bacteria that causes lawn diseases it damages golf courses by causing healthy
grass to die making it look less pleasing to the eye as it looks similar
to normal grass and is classified as a plant until now there has been no
herbicide that selectively killed or controlled annual bluegrass however a
Research Institute funded by the South Korean government and related businesses
have co-developed a new chemical that kills annual bluegrass basketball last
month it was approved for commercial use in the United States by the US
Environmental Protection Agency this new herbicide perfectly controls bluegrass
and doesn’t harm other types of grass the first locally developed pesticide to
be registered by EPA Matthews all in not only kills pu’uhonua but it works
effectively to reduce the negative impact on other cool season grasses as
it works gradually it doesn’t harm the aesthetic appeal of the fairway or line
called poo occur in South Korea the chemical has already posted sales of 30
million u.s. dollars if it’s used in the US it’s only a matter of time before it
goes global we expect it to enter Canada Europe other markets and be successful
in those places too the research team that developed a weed killer hopes it
will eventually bring in sales of more than 40 million u.s. dollars cha
dong-young Arirang news

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