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Posted on August 16, 2021 at 7:20 AM by Alicia Doran
If you decide to use an herbicide to control your weeds there are a few details to be aware of.
The label provides information about use, personal safety, environmental safety, storage, rates and much more.
There are many products with the same ingredients but not all can be used in all locations. Some may be registered for residential use or crop or industrial. Not every product with the same active ingredient can be used at all sites.
Many native plants are similar to our weeds. You need to be sure you are targeting the right species. Additionally, some weeds are annuals or biennials, and some are perennials. It makes a difference when choosing control methods.
Treating annuals or biennials after they have flowered does no good and you are wasting your time and money. Instead, time your treatment so you are targeting the weeds at the rosette and early bud stage.
Do not use more (or less) than the labeled rates.
Required PPE may be different based on the type of site you are making an application to. Refer to the label for specific PPE requirements.
The label is the law!