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Atrazine's Role in Feeding the World

Atrazine's Role in Feeding the World

Atrazine is one key technology that has enabled farmers in the U.S. to dramatically increase crop yields with less land, less water, less energy and fewer emissions.

What atrazine does for the productivity of the American farmer, it is doing for the world. Atrazine is used in more than 60 countries in Asia, Africa, North and South America, and the Middle East.

When no-till agriculture, enabled by atrazine, has been used in the developing world, it has produced impressive gains.

  • In Ghana, for example, farmers who practiced no-till reaped a 45-percent increase in maize yields.

These larger yields mean more food for a growing world, with less impact on the environment — a win-win for humanity and the natural world.