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January 2016

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Milestone® improves brush control results

For vegetation managers, controlling unwanted brush can be a challenge because of many variables that can impact control — often leading to unsatisfactory or inconsistent results. But years of operational experience has shown that adding Milestone® specialty herbicide as a tank-mix partner will help achieve the consistent, long-term results vegetation managers are looking for.

Brushcontrol_250Just one year after treatment, areas treated with a mixture containing Milestone showed 20 percent to 37 percent better control of woody brush species in general than a mix without Milestone, depending on the application method.

Milestone offers excellent noxious weed and brush control, across a wide variety of use sites, and is formulated to work across various woody plant species. Simply mix Milestone with either selective or non-selective herbicides for brush control mixes to improve control of:

  • Legume species, including black locust, honeylocust, mimosa and mesquite
  • Southern pine species, including loblolly, slash and shortleaf
  • Multiple hardwood species, including cherry, poplar, elm, oak and sweetgum

Brushcontrol3_250And brush control doesn’t have to come with damage to desirable species. Milestone exhibits little to no damage to grasses, forbs or other key members of the native plant community — improving grass and forb sustainability and density, and slowing invasive of brush species. Other key benefits include:

  • Treatment flexibility with the ability to treat terrestrial and seasonally dry wetlands as well as grazed areas. Treatments can be made up to the water’s edge.
  • Available in the Continuum® Prescription Control & Container Management System for customized blends.
  • Flexible application methods mean year-round brush management while being able to utilize any type of equipment suitable for the site.
  • Approved as a Reduced Risk Pesticide by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Low use rates — maximum 7 fl. oz./A broadcast rate.
    • Maximum spot treatment rate of 14 fl. oz./A as long as less than 50 percent of the treatable acre is sprayed.
    • Common low-volume backpack rates range from 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent v/v.
  • Compatible with all standard brush control herbicides.
  • Available in multiple packages sizes — quart, 2.5 gallon, and returnable, refillable containers through the Continuum System.