Herbicide is another name for the products we refer to as “weedkillers.” Herbicides are made up of a chemical solution, and they are used to control and kill unwanted plants like dandelions, milkweed, and other common weeds. When you take a look at the Razor Pro Herbicide label, there is a lot of information that may be difficult to understand. The label says that Razor Pro is the complete broad spectrum, a professional herbicide containing 14% surfactant, for industrial, turf, forestry, vegetation management and ornamental weed control. The label states that the herbicide contains 41% glyphosate. Unless you are a lawn care expert, all of this probably sounds like gibberish to you, so let us explain some of the terms that are used on the Razor Pro label as well as other weedkillers’ labels.
Selective Vs. Non-Selective Herbicides
Razor Pro Herbicides label says that this particular solution is non-selective. As a regular individual, you probably have no idea what that means. Selective weed killers can control a specific type of plant of weed. For example, there may be a selective herbicide that only kills milkweed, and will not harm any other plants. These weed killers are good for people who are concerned about damage to some of their desired plants. Non-selective weedkillers, on the other hand, is used to clear out all plants in an area. These herbicides are often referred to as “total weedkillers,” and they are usually used to completely clear ground for construction and building projects. While Razor Pro is non-selective, the rest of the label explains some additional and important details about the product. Because Razor Pro only has 14% surfactant, it can be used for turf management, vegetation management, and weed control. This means that it is not necessarily a total plant killer. It will not harm grass, flowers, and other desirable plants. Instead, it is designed only to kill the unwanted weeds that appear in our grass, turf, and gardens.
Modern weed killers like Razor Pro are advanced chemical solutions that are designed to help us manage our lawns, fields, and gardens. To kill weeds without killing plants, herbicides have been designed to mimic the natural hormones that plants create to prevent the growth of weeds and other unwanted plants. Some plants create their herbicides, and the synthetic weed killers produced by men are designed in hopes of mimicking the natural herbicides created by walnuts and other plants.
Concerns With Herbicides
Many farmers and field managers are concerned about weeds building up a tolerance to common herbicides. Because of this, there is a move toward organic herbicides and other organic farming techniques. Over time, we hope to find completely organic solutions for our farming and turf management needs.