980015: Compositions and Methods for Protecting Cultivated Plants from Herbicidal Injury


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.



·         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.


IP Protection Status

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

Patent Information:


For Information, Contact:

Thomas Herlache
Assistant Director
Michigan State University - Test