New Sunflower-based Herbicide Approved For Use in Agriculture

Belchim Crop Protection USA has announced that Beloukha, its new biodegradable herbicide, has received approval for EPA registration and has been submitted to all states for registration across the U.S.


Beloukha is a sunflower bio-based, non-selective, broad-spectrum, foliar-applied herbicide that acts by contact, attacking and destroying the cell membranes of the plant epidermis causing rapid tissue dehydration. Made up of 51.98% pelargonic acid, a naturally occurring substance sourced from sunflowers that breaks down into carbon dioxide and water, Beloukha provides burndown of both annual and perennial broadleaf and grass weeds, plus most mosses and other cryptogams, according to the company.

The product has been approved for and tested effective for both burndown and sucker control for crops such as grape vines, fruit and nut trees, hops, barley, and oats.

“We hear growers are looking more and more for ‘natural’ products that work – even if their farms are not organic,” stated Tom Wood, General Manager of Belchim USA, in a prepared news release. “We’re excited to be able to provide this bio-based solution to the agriculture industry.”

Currently, at least 36 states have registered Beloukha. For additional information, visit