What is Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide and crop desiccant that was patented and brought to market in 1974 under the brand Roundup®. This chemical herbicide allows farmers to kill weeds without killing their crops. Homeowners also use it to kill weeds around their properties for aesthetically pleasing lawns. In addition to Roundup®, glyphosate is used in many other weed killing products. They may be found under the brands Alligare, AquaPro®, Bayer®, Compare-N-Save®, Drexel, FarmWorks, HDX, Martin’s®, Ortho®, Qualipro, Ranger Pro®, RM43, and more.