THE SCOPE OF PESTICIDES IN HIGHWAY OPERATIONS

PESTICIDES ARE VALUABLE TOOLS FOR HIGHWAY OPERATIONS IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, MAINTENANCE AND CONTROL OF VEGETATION AND OF BENEFIT FOR THE SAFETY, HEALTH, ECONOMY OF OPERATIONS AND BEAUTY OF HIGHWAY SYSTEMS. THE VALUES OF PESTICIDES IN HIGHWAY OPERATIONS ARE' /1/ THE CONSERVATION OF TREES AND NATURAL FLORA, /2/ THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES IS IMPROVED, /3/ LITTER ALONG HIGHWAYS IS LESS EVIDENT BECAUSE OF WELL-MAINTAINED ROADSIDES, /4/ INSECTS, DISEASES, AND WEED GROWTH HARMFUL TO THE ADJACENT FARMERS FIELDS ARE CONTROLLED, /5/ SAFETY FOR THE HIGHWAY USER IS IMPROVED BECAUSE SIGHT-LINES ARE NOT IMPEDED, SAFETY DEVICES ARE NOT OBSCURED FROM VISION, AND MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEE WITH EQUIP- MENT IS NOT AS FREQUENTLY IN THE TRAVEL PATH, /6/ THE ENTIRE HIGHWAY ENVIRONMENT IS BETTER BECAUSE THE AESTHETICS ARE GIVEN PROPER CONSIDERATION. /7/ THE DOLLARS SAVED BY THE USE OF PESTICIDES CAN BE USED FOR MUCH NEEDED CONSTRUCTION TO EXTEND, EXPAND, OR IMPROVE HIGHWAY FACILITIES, AND /8/ THEY ARE VALUABLE IN THE FIELD OF GOOD PUBLIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT AND THE PUBLIC.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 8-14
  • Monograph Title: Roadside development 1963
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM