A weed is a plant that gives no value at all where it is growing and is a rapidly growing plant; the majority will overgrow or choke out more desirable plants. There are so many ways to kill weeds but many gardeners would like to do the easiest way to get rid of them.
Glyphosate weedkiller is the active chemical in several of the most popular weed killers. It is an amino phosphonic linear of the natural amino acid glycine and the name is a division of glycine.
The molecule has several separable hydrogens, especially the first hydrogen of the phosphate group. It was noted as the magic bullet to weeds and unwanted plants quickly break down in the soil and are also said to be very safe to use.
It is a widely used herbicide used to kill unwanted plants both in agriculture and in non-agricultural landscapes. Estimated use in the U.S. is between 38 and 48 million pounds per year. Most glyphosate-containing products are either made or used with a wetting agent, chemicals that help it to penetrate plant cells.
It is undeniably, the most studied molecule in the history of agriculture. Regulatory agencies around the world who reviewed the origin of glyphosate on several occasions over its 25-year history have concluded that glyphosate is NOT mutagenic or carcinogenic.