Roundup

By: Shelby Alford and Mikayla Morris

What Does Roundup Do:

It inhibits EPSP Synthase. EPSP Synthase is a critical enzyme in the shikimate pathway and produces plant hormones, benzoic acids, and amino acids needed for protein synthasis.

What Kind of Plant Does it Work on:

Roundup is the most advanced and widely used weed killer on earth. It is commonly used to get rid of dandelions, Morning Glory, and Onion Grass.

How Does Roundup Kill the Plants:

Roundup is sprayed on to the leaves of the weed. It is absorbed through the leaves and enters the plant's sap stream. It is carried to the growing points of the weed's roots and shoots. It kills the leaves, shoots, and roots.

Any Resistance Plants:

Plants that are resistant to Roundup are called Roundup Ready Crops. Current Roundup Ready crops include corn, soybeans, canola, alfalfa, cotton, and sorghum, with wheat under development.

Company:

Roundup is the name-brand of the company by Monsanto.

Where in Mid-MO:

Roundup can be purchased in many stores with a gardening section or any outdoor store.