HERBICIDES FOR ROADSIDES IN LOUISIANA. INVESTIGATION OF METHODS FOR CONTROLLING WEEDS AND BRUSH AND RETARDING GROWTH CHEMICALLY

ADVANTAGES OF HERBICIDES FOR ROADSIDE PROGRAMS TO THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS WAS DETERMINED. MANY STATES REPORT EFFECTIVE USE OF HERBICIDES ON HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAYS. PROPER USE OF HERBICIDES HAVE RESULTED IN IMPROVED SAFETY CONDITIONS, REDUCED MAINTENANCE COSTS, REDUCED OR ELIMINATED HAND MOWING OR TRIMMING, AND OVERALL ROADSIDE BEAUTIFICATION. CREWS FOR APPLYING HERBICIDES SHOULD BE TRAINED IN ORDER TO GET MOST EFFICIENT APPLICATION, PREVENT DAMAGE TO ADJACENT CROPS OR ORNAMENTALS AND HEALTH OF THOSE APPLYING THE HERBICIDES. TRIMMING AROUND OBSTRUCTIONS CAN BE ELIMINATED BY THE USE OF HERBICIDES. THEY CAN BE APPLIED WITH SPRAY EQUIPMENT NOW ON THE MARKET WITH A MINIMUM OF MODIFICATION. THEY SHOULD BE APPLIED WHEN THERE IS NO WIND, AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRESSURE, IN ORDER TO PREVENT DRIFT TO ADJACENT PROPERTY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Bull No 87, 80 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana State University and Agriculture & Mechanical College, Baton Rouge

    Division of Engineering Research
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Authors:
    • Hadden, W A
  • Publication Date: 1965

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  • Accession Number: 00204704
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1994 12:00AM