VEGETATION CONTROL IN CANADA: PRACTICES PROGRESS AND PROBLEMS

Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways rely heavily on soil sterilants and highway-railway trucks operated by custom applicators to control vegetation on right-of-ways. Canadian National has two regions that have entered into five-year contracts with custom sprayers to maintain the required levels of weed control. The other three regions set up their programs on a year-to-year basis. Canadian Pacific, on the other hand, has all its contracts written for a year on a supply-and-apply basis. The problem now is to refine techniques so as to quiet the fears of the environmentalists, while still maintaining the high level of vegetation control that has been achieved in recent years.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Pagination: p. 22-24
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  • Accession Number: 00050409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM