What is Glyphosate?
Glyphosate, N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine, is one of the most widely used herbicides. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in products such as Roundup, Rodeo Aquatic Herbicide, and Eraser. Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide that targets broadleaf weeds, grasses, and woody plants. It is only absorbed through green plant tissue such as leaves and stems. Because it is not absorbed by roots it can be safely used around desirable plants. After using glyphosate you can replant in the treated area in 1 to 10 days. Usages include, but are not limited to, residential lawns and gardens, farms, roadsides, industrial areas, pastures, public parks, and aquatic systems.
Note: Glyphosate has low volatility. That means it does not produce damaging airborne vapors, making it safer for non-target vegetation.