Friday, May 24, 2019

Make Informed Decisions on the use of Glyphosate Herbicides

With all the recent press surrounding herbicides containing the active ingredient Glyphosate (e.g. Roundup), I wanted to share some resources that will help you make informed decisions concerning it's use. Please feel free to share these resources with those who have questions or concerns. The Q & A follows nicely with the recorded webinar.

Penn State Extension Recorded Webinar:
Glyphosate: The Worlds Most Controversial Herbicide
Presented by Dr. Jason Ferrell, Director of the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, University of Florida. 
Reports about the harmful effects of glyphosate continue to be in the news. Whether it is toxicity to frogs, cancer in rats, or potentially carcinogenic effects in humans, this world-leading herbicide is commonly discussed.  In this presentation we will review these claims and discuss the strength of the science.  We will also frame these claims in a proper context to help us understand glyphosate and whether it has a future in our society.

Glyphosate Questions and Answers:
By Kaci Buhl and Bubl, Oregon State University 
Oregon Master Gardener Coordinators 
Several Master Gardeners and members of the general public have called on Extension to provide guidance on glyphosate use. Kaci Buhl (OSU Statewide Pesticide Safety Education) and Chip Bubl (OSU Extension Horticulture/General Agriculture) collaborated to develop a list of Q&As that might be helpful to you and your MGs, when you receive glyphosate-related questions.

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