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How Long Does Roundup Stay in Soil?

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How Roundup Kills Weeds jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep1 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/5436386/372372_Full.jpg'); }); Roundup is an herbicide sprayed directly onto weed leaves. The ingredients in Roundup are water soluble and include glyphosate, water and a wetting agent. Glyphosate sprayed on the leaves of the weed allows the plant to absorb the chemical. Once taken in via the leaves, the glyphosate moves into the sap, which acts as the blood of the plant, transporting the chemical throughout the weed. Protein production, vital for the weed's growth, stops by the action of the glyphosate. Only when a plant comes into direct contact with the active ingredient in Roundup does damage and death to the weed occur. Non-sprayed plants, humans and animals remain safe. Roundup in the Soil jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep1 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/ ... more
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