Glyphosate discussion and links
As well as a forum for discussion, an extra ambition for this thread is to gather in one place links and references and information of all sorts about Glyphosate with especial attention to its place in a no-till system. Any member with an academic bent is encouraged to gather and post here reading lists for interested members who wish to immerse themselves in the topic.
what it is. Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a phosphonate. It is used to kill weeds, especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with crops. It was discovered to be an herbicide by Monsanto chemist John E. Franz in 1970. Monsanto brought it to market for agricultural use in 1974 under the trade name Roundup, and Monsanto's last commercially relevant United States patent expired in 2000.