patty
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patty asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 5 months ago

how does Round Up work?

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  • 5 months ago

    Roundup binds tightly to soil particles and doesn't move on or in the soil to affect untreated plants nearby. - It breaks down quickly into natural materials such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen. RoundUp (glyphosate) inhibits a key enzyme that plants and bacteria use to make amino acids called EPSP synthase.

  • 5 months ago

    Here's your answer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyphosate#Mode_of_a...

    My understanding is that it interferes with part of the plant's protein synthesis mechanism which is important for the plants growth and survival. It is absorbed through leaves and shoots of actively growing plants, and it is systemic, meaning it is transported throughout the plant tissue, which kills off the roots as well, making it very effective as a weed killer.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    If you are talking about pesticides it kills the bugs

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