With the exception of Dr. John Franz, the inventor of Roundup, there is probably not a person alive who knows more about the revolutionary product than Dr. Will D Carpenter. On a narrow scope, there were several people who had more in-depth knowledge, but no one had the vast realm of expertise about every aspect of the product – right at his fingertips!
Not only did Dr. Carpenter have a clear understanding of the science behind Round-up, but he knew the competitors, their products, and their strengths and weaknesses. He knew the changing farm technology, the shifts in farmer’s practices, and the regulatory arena. Will Carpenter knew how and what to do to get Round-up to commercialization, and very few mistakes were made in that process. He knew the origin of the research that led to Round-up, and in August of 1971, Will had 18 quarts, or two-thirds of the entire world supply of the product sitting on his desk.
Round-up revolutionized agriculture world-wide, and Dr. Carpenter is the person who can answer most of the questions about it! So if there’s something you want to know about the product, ask your question here in the “Leave a Comment” box, (or, the “leave a reply” box) and Dr. Carpenter will respond. He looks forward to interacting with you!!!