EFFECTS OF HERBICIDES ON THE ENVIRONMENT

THIS PRESENTATION PUTS 2,4,5-T AND OTHER BENEFICIAL HERBICIDES BACK INTO PERSPECTIVE. IT IS SHOWN THAT THEY ARE SAFE WHEN USED AS DIRECTED, THAT SCIENTIFIC DATA SUBSTANTIATES 25 YEARS' SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE; SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE FOR CONTINUING PROGRAMS OF RIGHT-OF-WAY (R/W) MAINTENANCE ON A PRACTICAL, PRESCRIPTION BASIS. THIS WILL IMPROVE THE COST/BENEFIT RATIO BY INCREASING BIOLOGICAL AND DECREASING CHEMICAL CONTROLS. USE OF HERBICIDES ON UTILITY R/WS IMPROVES FOOD AND COVER FOR WILDLIFE BY PROMOTING DESIRABLE LOW-GROWING SPECIES, PROVIDES MORE AESTHETIC R/WS COMPARED TO MECHANICAL OR HAND-CUTTING, CONSERVES LAND BY CONTROLLING EROSION AND SERVING AS FIRE BREAKS, AND REDUCES R/W MAINTENANCE COSTS; PROVING HERBICIDES ARE THE MOST ECONOMICAL METHOD FOR A LARGE PART OF THE UNITED STATES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Arborists News

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  • Authors:
    • Johns, H R
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 81a-6a
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 37
    • Issue Number: 4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1972 12:00AM