Roundup is a non-selective herbicide used to kill unwanted
grasses and weeds. It is available in professional strength
liquid concentrate and professional dry concentrate
formulations. When Roundup is sprayed on plant foliage, it is absorbed and
then moved or translocated throughout the plants tissues. Once
inside the plant, Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) inhibits the
production of an enzyme, called EPSP synthase, which in turn prevents the plant from
manufacturing certain aromatic amino acids essential for plant growth and life.
Glyphosate interrupts the metabolic process in plants, so its effect may not be visible
for about four days in annual plants and up to seven days in perennial plants. After
application, the plant wilts and turns yellow, and then turns brown as the plant tissue
deteriorates. At the same time, Glyphosate decomposes the plants underground roots
and rhizomes. Ultimately, the entire plant dies, is incapable of regenerating, and
enriches the soil as it decomposes.
This herbicide is available in two forms:
QuikPro Dry Concentrate (this formulation replaces the original Roundup
Pro Dry which is no longer in production. This new QuikPro
herbicide is packaged and used the same as the original
formulation. The improved product can also be tank mixed with Scythe,
just as the original herbicide concentrate.
Roundup Super Liquid Concentrate
Though the liquid concentrate is still being used, the professional dry formulation is rapidly gaining popularity. QuikPro is easier and less expensive to ship and store; it is also easier to mix and use.