Estimation of sulfentrazone sorption in isolated application and mixed with glyphosate


  • Ana Claudia Langaro Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • João Pedro Ambrosio Barros Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Gustavo Antônio Mendes Pereira Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Antonio Alberto da Silva Universidade Federal de Viçosa



Herbicide, Behavior, Soil, Bioassay, Sorghum bicolor


The use of herbicides belonging to a single mechanism of action for several consecutive years in the same area may lead to the selection of weed biotypes resistant to herbicides. Weeds resistant to glyphosate have been problem worldwide. As an alternative control, farmers have used glyphosate mixed with sulfentrazone. When two herbicides are mixed, the parameters that govern the behaviour of herbicides in the soil can be altered. In this study, the sorption of sulfentrazone was estimated when applied in isolation with glyphosate formulations. For this, increasing doses of sulfentrazone were applied using Red-Yellow Latosol substrate and washed sand. Each dose of sulfentrazone was applied in a mixture with 1080 g a. e. ha-1 Roundup Ready®, Roundup Ultra® and Zapp Qi®. To evaluate the presence of sulfentrazone in the soil solution, Sorghum bicolor was used as an indicator species. Symptoms of intoxication were evaluated at 7, 14 and 21 days after sowing. At 21 days after sowing, the plants were collected and dried in an oven at 70 ± 10 °C to determine the dry matter. Based on the intoxication of the indicator plants, it was verified that, regardless of the formulation, the presence of glyphosate in the mixture increased the sorption of sulfentrazone in the Red-Yellow Latosol. However, based on dry matter accumulation, sulfentrazone sorption increased because of the mixture with Roundup Ultra®, but decreased due to the presence of Roundup Ready® and Zapp Qi®. Therefore, the application of sulfentrazone in mixture with glyphosate alters the sorptive forces of sulfentrazone in a Red-Yellow Latosol.


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LANGARO, A.C., AMBROSIO BARROS, J.P., MENDES PEREIRA, G.A. and SILVA, A.A. da, 2020. Estimation of sulfentrazone sorption in isolated application and mixed with glyphosate. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 390–400. [Accessed18 May 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v36n2a2020-42241. Available from:



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