What is an effective industrial weed killer?


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An effective industrial weed killer contains the common ingredient known as glyphosate, which is a nonselective, systematic herbicide effective for use on growing weeds. It works by preventing the plant from making protein that is vital for its growth.

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Glyphosate, which is found in many industrial weed killers, circulates throughout the plant right down to the roots, killing the entire weed. Industrial weed killers are commonly used around walls, roads and buildings, as well as in site preparation before landscaping commences. These weed killers control grass weeds, broad-leaved weeds, bracken, bramble and heather. They should not be sprayed when it is windy, and some should not be sprayed near water.

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