Precinct 2 of Harris County, Texas, with 1,028 miles of rural and semi-urban county roads that include suburban Houston, solved its problem of high mowing costs through a spraying program that involved the use of modern spraying equipment and herbicides. Today, after four years of use, the precinct's herbicide program has more than fulfilled its original goals. Prior to the spraying program, eight mowers and 80 days were needed to make one mowing cycle of 255 miles. Now, without fast-growing broadleaf weeds and brush to contend with, four mowers make the same cycle in 45 days. At the end of the season last year, the precinct calculated savings of $114,480 in yearly mowing costs over their mowing-only program. With the purchase of a 1,500-gal. spray truck, eliminating the need to mix herbicides manually, additional savings were realized.

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 51-52
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  • Accession Number: 00485379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1989 12:00AM