The biological activity of a crop protection product is determined by its active ingredient, which may be formulated to improve handling, storage, application and bioavailability.
Bioavailability refers to the extent a substance or active ingredient becomes available to its intended biological target site, and is determined by active ingredient concentration at site of application, anatomic & physiological characteristics of the absorptive site and active ingredient solubility.
This course provides an insight into plant physiology and anatomy as barriers to active ingredient uptake and translocation, as well as active ingredient physical-chemical properties determining their uptake and translocation.
What is the purpose of this course?
By understanding the factors determining active ingredient uptake and translocation, the application and bioavailability of crop protection formulations can be optimized, enhancing efficacy, providing product differentiation and addressing environmental and regulatory challenges.