Eng Saleh al Abri, director general of agricultural development in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF), said, “Glyphosate hasn't been available in Oman since 2016.”
About the most widely known glyphosate containing herbicide, Monsanto's Roundup, Eng Abri said, “Roundup is suspended for use in Oman since IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) added the active ingredient to their banned list.
“This active ingredient has been banned throughout the GCC since last year. In Oman, the last import permit was issued in 2015. There are some alternatives, such as Glufosinate ammonium salt, Diquat Dibromide, Picloram and Propyzamide, approved by relevant authorities.”