This article looks at how vegetation control for railroads is an important part of maintenance of way operations. With smaller work windows and resilient weeds, railroads are finding that vegetation control applications need to be more vigilant. The article describes how mechanical brush-cutting, new herbicides, and high-speed spray trucks and spray trains equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities that allow for more precise and high-speed applications, are helping to improve vegetation control practices. The article also discusses the importance of fighting herbicide resistance by preventing the development of herbicide-resistant weed species.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Page range: pp 23-24, 26
  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Wanek, M
  • Publication Date: 2005-1


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00986875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2005 12:00AM