December 2017


New study shows that deferring treatment doubles maintenance costs

Did you get all your acres treated this past season? New research shows that even small interruptions that delay treatment by one growing season could double maintenance costs to treat the same acres next season. If you didn’t get them treated, don’t fret just yet.

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Are dormant-stem applications right for my program?

The arrival of winter weather doesn’t mean herbicide application crews need to shut down for the season. Unwanted trees and brush don’t take an off-season, even though there is a tendency for crews to slow or shut down when vegetation goes dormant. Find out how dormant-stem applications can help your bottom line.

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Video tutorial: low- and high-volume dormant-stem application techniques

Dormant-stem treatments are ideal for controlling woody plants that are numerous and small (less than 7 feet tall) during late fall and winter. The video below reviews proper application techniques for high-volume and low-volume dormant-stem treatments, and their many benefits.

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Invasive Watch on English ivy

English ivy is an evergreen climbing vine that attaches to the bark of trees, brickwork and other surfaces. Leaves are dark green with white veins, waxy to somewhat leathery and arranged alternately along the stem. Vines can grow for up to 10 years before producing flowers. Learn how to identify and treat this troublesome vine.

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