Chemical Protection of Crop Plants from Postemergence Herbicide Injury by Decreasing Foliar Retension and Ultimately Absorption by the Crop Plant


Description of Technology


Michigan State University’s invention is a composition for protecting cultivated plants and is comprised of an herbicide and a repellant adjuvant that reduces retention of the composition on the foliage of the cultivated plant.


Key Benefits

  • Protects cultivated plants from herbicidal damage
  • Especially useful when a plant is at a vulnerable stage of growth
  • potential to reduce volume of herbicides utilized in a spray operation due to decrease in foliar retention




This technology would be useful as a herbicide for cultivated crops, such as turfgrass, food plants, ornamental plants, and garden plants.


Patent Status


U.S. patents 6,235,682 and 6,935,569; other patents pending




Richard Burow, Donald Penner, Christy Sprague


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For Information, Contact:

Thomas Herlache
Assistant Director
Michigan State University