Herbicide - History of term - herbicide is a term coined by a Jersey City, New Jersey, Railroad Company at the turn of the 20th century. They were applying sodium arsenic to the rail lines and adjacent properties. They did not want the public to know what they were applying, so they called it a herbicide. Thus comes the term herbicide. In this project, they (USFS) does not even know. (E.g., inert ingredients and trade secretes for starters) Most herbicides work by blocking enzymes. Glyphosate kills by disrupting the shikimic acid pathway in plants. Fungi also have the same pathway. (Sorry)
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