HERBICIDES -- A BOON TO HIGHWAYS

HERBICIDES PROVIDE A MEANS OF KEEPING ROADSIDE WEEDS AND BRUSH UNDER CONTROL. THE BROAD MEDIANS CAN BE MOWED WITH LITTLE TROUBLE, BUT GUARDRAIL AREAS, DRAINAGE DITCHES AND DELINATORS POSE PROBLEMS. THE SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT USES A COMBINATION OF SPRAYS AND PELLETIZED WEED KILLERS WHICH EITHER KILL GRASSES OUTRIGHT OR WHICH CONTROL ONLY BROADLEAVED PLANTS. A SPECIAL TRUCK, WITH HOSES WHICH CAN GATHER WATER FROM ANY AVAILABLE SUPPLY, CARRIES 500 GALLONS OF SPRAY. CONTROL OF THE WEEDS BY SPRAY IS CHEAPER THAN MOWING. THE CHEMICAL DESTRUCTION OF GRASSES WHICH OTHERWISE WOULD CAUSE DETERIORATION OF PAVEMENTS SAVES MONEY ON MAINTENANCE AND KEEPS THE ROADS IN USE LONGER.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 22, No 9, PP 14-15, 22
  • Publication Date: 1968-8

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Carolina Highways
    • Publisher: South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1994 12:00AM