Ever since the beginning of agriculture – thousands of years ago – farmers have been battling a common enemy: weeds.
For farmers, weeds are much more than just an eye sore. Along with bugs and plant disease, weeds are a “pest” that damage crops and ruin harvests. Weeds cause problems in farm fields because they steal water, sunlight and nutrients from the crops farmers are working hard to grow.
To help farmers protect their crops from weeds, Monsanto offers a variety of solutions. One of our popular products is called glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup® branded agricultural herbicides. Farmers, as well as homeowners and others, have been using Roundup® and other glyphosate products for more than 40 years.