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When it comes to effective weed control, one of the world’s best and most widely used chemicals to get the job done is Glyphosate. Glyphosate is a non-selective chemical herbicide which for several years now is has been a primary chemical for a landscaper or farmer looking to get rid of problematic weeds that are interfering with landscaping and with agriculture. For homeowners, Glyphosate is an excellent chemical to have in your arsenal against invasive weeds that appear to be taking your lawn and making it unsightly.

Here at Solutions Pest & Lawn, we are proud to be host to a variety of terrific professional grade glyphosate-based herbicides that are popular in the landscaping industry. Shop our selection of glyphosate products exclusively on this page and read on to learn more fascinating facts and the history behind glyphosate.

What Is Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide which can effectively kill the most stubborn of weeds, especially difficult to control perennial plants.  At this moment, it is currently the most heavily purchased and used herbicide in the United States, averaging about 5 to 8 million pounds being utilized every year on residential and commercial lawns and yards and 85 to 90 million pounds used for agricultural purposes.

Glyphosate is used to kill weeds in and around fences, trees, driveways, flower beds, walkways, shrubs and weedy lawns to prepare for renovations and garden preparations. The product is known as a non-selective herbicide meaning that it doesn’t discriminate against what it touches and is essentially a “kill all chemical”. With this being the case, when using glyphosate one must be careful not to spray your valuable and desirable plants.

Glyphosate was first developed by the company Monsanto under their trademarked name for the chemical, Roundup. However since the patent held by Monsanto expired in 2003, various companies and manufacturers have produced generic brands of RoundUp. If you go to your local department store and check out the garden center, you may have seen a number of different brands right by the RoundUp brands. Initially, farmers jumped at the new chemical to use to help their crop yields but eventually it began being developed for residential and regular commercial use.

How Does Glyphosate Work?

The mode of action of glyphosate to kill plants is via the targeting of a specific enzyme pathway known as the shikimic acid pathway. The shikimic acid pathway is an important component for plants livelihood and growth.

Glyphosate is a systemic herbicide meaning that once it is sprayed it is absorbed into the leaves and travels throughout the plant system. When glyphosate is sprayed onto a plant it interferes with the plants ability to make crucial proteins necessary for the growth of the plant. prevents the plants from making certain proteins that are needed for plant growth.

Glyphosate restrains certain amino acids essential for protein development in plants. It is shaped as an isopropylamine salt. Glyphosate came into prominence due to its low toxicity and because the chemical is able to break down quickly in the soil where it will not continue to do damage. In any case, glyphosate can develop in plant tissues, prompting damage and killing of plants, which can be a problem for trees and shrubs that are not meant to be targeted by the chemical. In annual weeds, death of the plant occurs quickly, between two to four days while perennial invasive weeds takes about seven to 10 days for total elimination.

Shop our variety of Glyphosate-based products below. For more information about Glyphosate or other active ingredients in our pesticides, please call us with your questions at 800-479-6583 or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com

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Featured Products Which Contain Glyphosate

  • Glyphosate 4 Plus Weed Killer Concentrate - an industrial weed killer for control of tough vegetation. It is a systemic herbicide that kills the weeds to the root. This product is a contact killer and once it touches the soil it is no longer active meaning new plants can be planted immediately.
  • RoundUp Pro Weed Killer - This product from Monsanto contains 50.2% glyphosate for quick kill of weeds and grasses. Roundup Pro Comes in a 2.5 gallon container which will treat up to 4 acres making it much more economical than the roundup products you would find in box stores.
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Is Glyphosate Safe To Use?

According to the EPA, Glyphosate is considered safe to use because of its low toxicity. However there can be irritation caused due to the chemical getting on the skin or in the eyes. Please apply according to label directions.

 

Never handle glyphosate, or any chemical herbicide or pesticide,  without the use of protective safety equipment. At a minimum, gloves should be used when glyphosate is handled as well as gloves and a protective safety mask.

 

When applying glyphosate, refer to the label for proper mixing and application rates. Spray target weeds until the leaves are wet but not dripping. Do not walk on the applied areas as this can cause glyphosate to track around and damage grasses and other non-targeted vegetation.

 

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