The glyphosate in Roundup has been linked to cancer. Is there a safer weedkiller?

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We do only an organic treatment on our yard and the lawn is beautiful. The problem is unwanted trees/plants coming up through our bushes -- maple trees in our holly bushes, etc. We don't know how to eliminate them without killing the bushes.

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  • frank
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    There are two companies which have products to help you, Dr. Earth and Safer Co. Amazon has their products.

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  • Pete L
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Sodium chlorate if it's still available near you. Alternatively, just mix salt with water to make brine and sprinkle that on the weeds.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    I've used Roundup for years. If you want to use *less* and not create a swath of death. put it in a ketchup dispenser from the dollar store, cut off the sapling and drip roundup directly onto the freshly cut stump.

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  • gerald
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    a gardener we are poisoning the planet it was alive when you were born some kid in the future will not be so lucky its up to us

    • Lv 6
      12 months agoReport

      Why are you poisoning a gardener ?

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  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    There are many weed killers. Most weed killers are sold off to small companies that do not have much of a financial spreadsheet. So that they are not a financial target. Roundup is different since it is integral to crop production, and it takes a big company to service that product. My bet is that when this is over, Roundup will be made by a government and the liability will be limited. Like it will be made in Ukraine (may be China) where they will have favorable laws. Monsanto was smart to sell itself and get it out of the USA, and Bayer was sort of dumb to have bought it and not have protection from the German government. Germany is too green. So may be the Chinese will buy Bayer. Personally, I think that the claim is a fake and Round up does not cause cancer. If it did, it would not be isolated cases. You would see it in the statistics.

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  • 1 year ago

    Used motor oil and gasoline are the historically preferred chemicals.

    • Craig12 months agoReport

      Contaminates the soil for years. Too much and it will find its way to the water table

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  • 1 year ago

    The hand-held hoe has been proven to be best in the garden. Add good organic fertilize to your lawn and the grass will get stronger and weeds diminish.

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  • 1 year ago

    If you want something that will kill ALL vegetation (like RoundUp), use a solution of salt, vinegar and water (Google the exact percentages of each). It's much safer for the environment and living creatures. It's not as fast as powerful chemicals, but it works.

    • Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      It kills the foliage, not the roots. They will come back.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Pull the weeds yourself. Vaccines, and these chemicals need to be illegal.

    • dogtags40
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      What do vaccines have to do with weeds?

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