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Paraquat for burn down and siccation – no longer in Europe

Since 2007, paraquat has no longer been approved for use in Europe because it is extremely toxic to humans. More than 40 countries, including Brazil and India, have banned the active ingredient. Although the active ingredient does not pass into the crop, it is involved in many suicides in addition to poisoning. Some post-2020 siccation applications include soybeans, cotton, potatoes (USA) and chickpeas, beans, peas, lentils (Australia). In some countries, paraquat has been replaced by diquat, which was no longer approved in Europe for potato siccation in 2020, due to its high toxicity to humans.


Robust and extremely powerful – the volt.cube supplies the electrical energy.


Working widths of up to 12 m allow fast and safe siccation.


The residue-free liquid lowers the electrical resistance of the plants.