Proper Use and Handling of Glyphosate in Plant Nurseries
A plant with too much glyphosate spray applied to it.


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Steed, Shawn T., Robert H. Stamps, and Chris Marble. (2012) 2018. “Proper Use and Handling of Glyphosate in Plant Nurseries: ENH1198/EP459, rev.10/2018”. EDIS 2018 (October). Gainesville, FL:4.


Glyphosate is the most used herbicide in the nursery industry in the United States. Used for postemergent control of vegetation, it controls annual and perennial grasses, broadleaves, and sedges. But it is easy to cause unintended damage to desirable vegetation if this product is used incorrectly. This 4-page fact sheet outlines the proper use of glyphosate for plant producers and their employees.  Originally Written by Shawn T. Steed and Robert H. Stamps, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, May 2012.

This version updated with Chris Marble October 2018

ENH1198/EP459: Proper Use and Handling of Glyphosate in Plant Nurseries (
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