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  • Today, atrazine is used in more than 60 countries around the world – in Africa, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East. No country has ever discontinued the use of atrazine based on health effects.
  • Atrazine is a selective, broadleaf herbicide that farmers use to control broadleaf weeds and grasses in the production of corn, grain sorghum, sugar cane and other crops.
  • Atrazine is effective against some of the toughest weeds, including lambsquarters, morningglory, nightshade, pigweed, cocklebur, velvetleaf and foxtails.
  • Atrazine is used on more than half of all U.S. corn acreage, about two-thirds of sorghum acreage and as much as 90 percent of U.S. sugar cane. Atrazine is not recommended for, nor commonly used on, soybean crops.
  • Growers value atrazine in part because it helps them grow more corn, sorghum, and sugar cane per acre than other products.
  • Atrazine helps growers conserve energy by making it unnecessary to apply crop-protection products repeatedly over their fields, also reducing soil erosion significantly.
  • By playing a critical role in reducing soil erosion and energy consumption, atrazine helps rowers produce their crops sustainably.
  • If atrazine were not available for U.S. farmers, they would lose about $28 per acre, according to the EPA.
  • Producing crops efficiently – getting the most yield per acre while using the fewest resources of land, water, energy and crop-protection products – helps keep the U.S. food supply among the most affordable in the world.

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