Developed for both field-scale agricultural and amenity applications, AlphaBio’s naturally derived herbicides and desiccants are fast acting and leave no residual soil activity.
Using an extract of one plant to control other plants might seem like a strange idea, but in MiSSiTO® this has been achieved. MiSSiTO® is a herbicide that is natural version of pelargonic acid derived from a by-product of bioplastics using sunflower oil. Likely to be marketed under a number of different brand names, it controls a broad spectrum of annual grasses and weeds, as well as protecting fruit trees and vines from suckers and acting as a pre-harvest desiccant for potatoes.
MiSSiTO® is currently available in mainland Europe and will be launching in the UK soon.
Why do you need MiSSiTO®?
MiSSiTO® is an effective burn-down herbicide, with visible results in hours. It has active ingredients and co-formulants that are by-products of bioplastics derived from sunflower oil, and has a low environmental impact profile.
MiSSiTO® does not translocate, has no residual soil activity and is low in toxicity to non-target organisms. It is suitable for use in multiple sectors and can replace conventional petroleum-based herbicides – a key mission for AlphaBio.
How does it work?
The active ingredient of MiSSiTO is pelargonic acid, a fatty acid which kills plants by destroying the cell membranes, leading to rapid desiccation of plant tissues, and providing non-residual weed control.
Since it has been developed from food grade naturally-occurring pelargonic acid, MiSSiTO is broken down in the environment to carbon dioxide and water, meaning no bioaccumulation or MRL issues.