Atrazine Benefits | Enhanced Control | Syngenta US

The Benefits of Atrazine: Enhanced Control

Atrazine increases crop yield

Soil erosion has been a main source of water pollution in our streams and rivers. The use of atrazine herbicides reduces aggregate soil erosion by up to 85 million tons per year, enough to fill more than 3 million dump trucks.

  • Food productivity in the U.S. would decline by 20 percent without herbicides like atrazine.
  • No other herbicide could replace atrazine in complex weed control combinations. It is compatible with all registered corn herbicides, among others.
  • Without atrazine, additional tillage and hand weeding would be needed for weed control, adding time and cost, and harming the environment.