I Water and the Environment

Atrazine: Protecting Clean Water, Cleaning the Air, Saving Natural Habitat

The science clearly shows atrazine helps the environment in powerful ways.

  • Atrazine produces higher crop yields, so farmers can grow more food with less water—as well as less land, saving wild habitats from cultivation.
  • Atrazine enables “no-till farming,” which leaves fields unplowed, reduces runoff into rivers and streams by as much as 90 percent, and provides food and cover for birds and other wildlife.
  • No-till farming saves millions of tons of carbon from being
    released into the air.