3E: Timelines


About Herbicide Timelines

Herbicide resistant crops are engineered to allow herbicide application over the top of growing fields like this corn.

The widespread adoption of GE, herbicide-resistant crops and the spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds in the Midwest is triggering greater use of three herbicides — glyphosate, 2,4-D, and dicamba. These are the herbicides most likely to increase the risk of adverse birth outcomes, and to be “in the news.”

For this reason, we expect many people to want to dig deeper, to learn the history of these herbicides and how they have come to be so important to Midwestern, conventional corn and soybean farmers.

And indeed, each has a rich and very long history. For this reason, we are developing timelines recounting key milestones in the discovery and commercialization, regulation, use, and human health and environmental impacts of glyphosate, 2,4-D, and dicamba — the three herbicides most closely associated with next generation, GE crops.

Timelines will be posted as completed, beginning with “The Lowdown on Roundup.”  Remember to sign up for the Healthy Kids program newsletter and we will let you know as new timelines are posted.

Current list of available timelines:

  1. The Lowdown on Roundup
  2. Dicamba Diary
  3. Dicamba Watch – Tracking the state by state response to the surge in dicamba drift damage reports in 2016 and 2017.

Available Formats

First off, if you are new to Prezi, the web-based interactive presentation platform that we used to create these timelines, no worries!  We have put together a Timeline User Guide to help you learn the ropes.  And, we have made each timeline available in several formats:

1. Online Prezi, for viewing/presenting with internet connection, you control the timing of advance to next slide. No narration. Internet connection needed.

2. Portable Prezi file, no narration. Once downloaded (Windows and Mac versions available, no Prezi account required), presentation will be resident on your computer, so no internet connection needed to view or present. Large compressed files, email to request access.

3. Vimeo video of Prezi, slides advance automatically, no narration. View online or download for offline viewing.  Shorter version for viewing or longer for use as presentation tool.

4. Content of all slides, hard copy, no narration. This version is for offline viewing and study. Can be used as an aid when presenting the Prezi.

For more information about how to use and share the Herbicide Timelines, please see this User Guide.


Glyphosate: The Lowdown on Roundup

  • Part I: Discovery and Commercialization 1950-2000
  • Part II: Regulatory Milestones 1970-2000
  • Part III: Gyphosate Use 1970-2010

Additional Resources:

Part I: Discovery and Commercialization 1950-2000

See the section above for more information about the different formats available.

1. Online Prezi, File format: Prezi file, Typical view time: 6-8 minutes.

2. Portable Prezi, File format: Prezi file, Size: 14 MB (zipped), Typical view time: 5 minutes, Email to request

3. Vimeo video of Prezi, File format: MP4 file, Size: 157 MB, Run time: 4 minutes.

4. Content of all slides, hard copy, no narration, File format: PDF, Size: 2 MB, 9 pages.

Part II: Regulatory Milestones 1970-2000

See the section above for more information about the different formats available.

1. Online Prezi,File format: Prezi file, Typical view time: 10-12 minutes.

2. Portable Prezi file, File format: Prezi file, Size: 19 MB (zipped), Typical view time: 10 minutes, Email to request

3. Vimeo video of Prezi, File format: MP4 file, Size: 326 MB. Run time: 10 minutes.

4. Content of all slides, without narration text,File format: PDF, Size: 3.5 MB, 16 pages.

Part III: Glyphosate Use 1970-2010

See the section above for more information about the different formats available.

Click here for the Part III Regulatory Highlights document with additional references for key glyphosate milestones.

1. Online Prezi, File format: Prezi file, Typical view time: 6-8 minutes.

2. Portable Prezi file, File format: Prezi file, Size: 19 MB (zipped), Typical view time: 6-8 minutes, Email to request

3. Vimeo video of Prezi, File format: MP4 file, Size: 220 MB, Run time: 4 minutes.

4. Content of all slides, without narration text, File format: PDF, Size: 3 MB, 11 pages.

Dicamba Diary

Additional Resources:

Part I: Discovery and Commercialization 1940-2017

See the section above for more information about the different formats available.

1. Online Prezi, File format: Prezi file, Typical view time: 6-8 minutes.

2. Portable Prezi, File format: Prezi file, Size: 14 MB (zipped), Typical view time: 6-8 minutes, Email to request

3. Vimeo video of Prezi, File format: MP4 file, Size: 425 MB, Run time: 5.5 minutes.

4. Content of all slides, without narration text, File format: PDF, Size: 3 MB, 15 pages.

Part II: Regulatory Milestones 1970-2017

See the section above for more information about the different formats available.

1. Online Prezi,File format: Prezi file, Typical view time: 8-10 minutes.

2. Portable Prezi file, File format: Prezi file, Size: 22 MB (zipped), Typical view time: 8-10 minutes, Email to request

3. Vimeo video of Prezi, File format: MP4 file, Size: 523 MB. Run time: 7 minutes.

4. Content of all slides, without narration text, File format: PDF, Size: 3.5 MB, 14 pages.

Part III: Dicamba Use 1970-2017

See the section above for more information about the different formats available.

1. Online Prezi, File format: Prezi file, Typical view time: 6-8 minutes.

2. Portable Prezi file, File format: Prezi file, Size: 14 MB (zipped), Typical view time: 3-4 minutes, Email to request

3. Vimeo video of Prezi, File format: MP4 file, Size: 220 MB, Run time: 4 minutes.

4. Content of all slides, without narration text, File format: PDF, Size: 2 MB, 8 pages.

Dicamba Watch

Access the Dicamba Watch Narrative Summary here.

1. Online Prezi, Full Length (10-12 minutes) and Condensed (5-7 minutes) File format: Prezi file.

2. Portable Prezi file, File format: Prezi file, Size: 35 MB (zipped), Typical view time: 8-10 minutes, Email to request

3. Vimeo video of Prezi, File format: MP4 file, Size: 754 MB, Run time: 10 minutes.


 

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