Glyphosate, or N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine, is a broad-spectrum, nonselective and post-emergence herbicide, used as an active ingredient in several weed killing products since 19701. Due to its effectiveness against wide variety of plants, glyphosate has been nominated as the once-in-a-century herbicide, and currently, it is one of the most commonly used herbicide in agricultural and non-agricultural cultivation systems in developed countries. For example, in Finland glyphosate comprised 67% of all herbicide-active ingredients sold in 2016 When ending up in the soil, glyphosate is quickly adsorbed to soil particles and has a low probability of leaching along with surface waters or downwards into the soil profile Glyphosate is also vulnerable to microbial degradation and its main degradation product, aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), is strongly adsorbed to soil solids.
For these reasons, glyphosate has generally been regarded as an environmentally safe herbicide Recent studies have, however, shown that the degradation and adsorption rate of glyphosate and AMPA greatly depend on soil propertiesincluding their phosphorus status The biosafety of glyphosate has been questioned especially in northern ecosystems, where glyphosate might persist longer because of prevalent soil types and climatic conditions
Glyphosate is an herbicide. It is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses. The sodium salt form of glyphosate is used to regulate plant growth and ripen specific crops.
Glyphosate was first registered for use in the U.S. in 1974. Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. People apply it in agriculture and forestry, on lawns and gardens, and for weeds in industrial areas. Some products containing glyphosate control aquatic plants.
Features of Roundup Glyphosate
Glyphosate is one of the world’s most common herbicides. It’s the active ingredient in popular weed-control products like Roundup, Rodeo, and Pondmaster. Many farmers use it during food production.
It’s often used on:
- Fruit and vegetable crops
- Glyphosate-resistant crops like canola, corn, cotton, soybeans, sugar beets, and wheat
- Plantings, lawns, greenhouses, aquatic plants, and forest plantings
Uses/benefits of Roundup Glyphosate
- Glyphosate 50.2%
- Round Up Pro is used in many situations from agricultural farming to industrial vegetation management. It can also be used around residential homes and commercial businesses to control unwanted weeds. Roundup Pro is also used by many highway right of way (ROW) management companies, cities, counties, and municipal governments.
- The Round Up Pro mix rate is 1-10.5 ounces per gallon of water depending on target weed. When mixing roundup pro make sure to use only clean stainless steel or plastic sprayers
Long-Term Health Risks
Short-term exposure to glyphosate isn’t something you need to worry much about. Experts say it’s less toxic than table salt. But it’s long-term risk may be a concern. Scientists are divided on how much risk is involved. Reports show conflicting results. And keep in mind that most studies involve animals, not people:
- Cancer. Some studies suggest glyphosate may be linked to cancer. Others suggest there’s no link. It’s a controversial topic. The International Agency for Research on Cancer categorizes glyphosate as a probable carcinogen for humans. In 2020, the EPA released a statement that glyphosate does not pose a risk to humans as long as it is used according to directions. They also stated that it is unlikely that it causes cancer in humans.
- Liver and kidney damage. Glyphosate may affect your kidney and liver. Studies of dairy cows eating a diet of soybeans with high levels of glyphosate had higher risks of liver and kidney damage.
- Reproductive and developmental issues. The EPA released a statement in 2020 that there was no evidence that glyphosate interfered with the endocrine system or hormones humans.
- Risk for pregnant women and children. Some scientists are concerned that pregnant women and children may have higher risks because children and developing fetuses may be more susceptible to carcinogens. But the EPA says there’s no evidence that glyphosate is a developmental or reproductive toxin, so they don’t feel that they are at any higher risk.
|Product Dimensions||10 x 15 x 10 inches|
|Item Weight||26 pounds|
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Prices of Roundup Glyphosate
$29.00 – $45.00/gal