Why Is Glyphosate Used?

Farmers and homeowners use glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides as broad-spectrum herbicides to control grasses as well as broadleaf plants. These herbicides have proven to be important tools in the toolboxes of farmers and homeowners in weed management. It should also be noted that weed management requires an integrated approach, and that approach can include other herbicides or techniques, such as crop rotation or tillage. A properly applied herbicide, such as glyphosate, can be an excellent tool to help control vegetation in a wide variety of situations.


In fields where food is grown, weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight. This competition for resources impacts the amount of crop a farmer harvests. Farmers have multiple methods to control weeds, from hand-pulling weeds to tillage to crop rotation to crop protection products, such as herbicides. When used precisely and according to labeled uses, herbicides help to keep weeds from competing with the crops.

How Farmers Use Glyphosate


Whether the task is to control grasses in sidewalk cracks, remove invasive bushes that have overrun a park or remove vegetation blocking a drainage ditch, herbicides can be part of the solution to weed management. Roundup® brand herbicides for lawn and garden are one tool for homeowners to consider as part of an overall approach to controlling weeds.

How Homeowners Use Glyphosate