Users' questions

Why was Dr Benbrook removed from Washington State University?

Why was Dr Benbrook removed from Washington State University?

Benbrook claims he left this position because of his role directing and opposing the findings of a study on children and pesticides.

When was glyphosate developed?

A Swiss chemist working for a pharmaceutical company, Dr. Henri Martin, discovered glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine] in 1950 [1]. Because no pharmaceutical applications were identified, the molecule was sold to a series of other companies and samples were tested for a number of possible end uses.

What percentage of farmers use glyphosate?

The corresponding share globally is 72 %. In 2014, farmers sprayed enough glyphosate to apply ~1.0 kg/ha (0.8 pound/acre) on every hectare of U.S.-cultivated cropland and nearly 0.53 kg/ha (0.47 pounds/acre) on all cropland worldwide.

What crops are treated with glyphosate?

Along with wheat and oats, glyphosate is used to desiccate a wide range of other crops including lentils, peas, non-GMO soybeans, corn, flax, rye, triticale, buckwheat, millet, canola, sugar beets and potatoes. Sunflowers may also be treated pre-harvest with glyphosate, according to the National Sunflower Association.

Do California farmers use glyphosate?

More than 280 million pounds were used in the United States agricultural sector in 2012. While the majority of glyphosate was applied in the country’s Midwest, a significant portion was used in California.

How long does Roundup stay in your soil?

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicates that the half-life of glyphosate, the main chemical in Roundup weed killer, in soil ranges from 3 to 249 days. This range means that it remains possible for Roundup to stay active in the soil for possibly over a year.

Does Roundup get old?

The shelf life of Roundup Pro Concentrate is 3-5 years from the date of purchase if stored a room temperature. 264 of 302 people found this answer helpful.