Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Home Grown: Preventing Herbicide Horrors.

An herbicide designed to kill weeds in turfgrass can also kill neighboring trees and shrubs.

Herbicides in the phenoxy chemical class provide broadleaf weed control in lawns, pastures and hay forages. Some of the more common chemicals in this class include 2,4-D; MCPP; dicamba; clopyralid; and triclopyr.

These chemicals are considered very safe and leave very few toxicity concerns for animals. In fact, many of these herbicides are labeled for pasture use and allow for livestock to continue grazing without any restrictions.

However, pesticide labels should always be read and followed to determine if any special precautions should be taken for specific site uses.

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Artwork: Tree of Life by David Lozeau

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