Is it safe to use Roundup to kill out an area of lawn for a vegetable garden?

Asked January 24, 2015, 1:58 PM EST

Is it safe to use Roundup to kill out an area of lawn for a vegetable garden ?

Bexar County Texas horticulture

1 Response

Hello,

Roundup or similar glyphosate like formulations are safe like any other chemicals, if they are properly used. Always read and follow label instructions. It is the most used non-selective herbicide.What would are farmers do with out it?

Consider using an 18% or 41% concentration diluted at the highest rate per gallon early in the morning on a non-windy day. Should be sprayed on green and actively growing weeds. If the weeds are very large, cut them down and spray them three days afterwards. The hotter it is, the quicker the weeds will die. This would be an excellent week for spraying.

Sincerely,

David Rodriguez -Extension Horticulturist
Texas a&M AgriLife Extension Service
Bexar County