January 2017


Sustainability is essential for vegetation managers

Sustainability is a common and overused business term these days. But for those who work in vegetation management, sustainability has long been an expected way of doing business.

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Donation from Dow AgroSciences helps restore shorebird habitat in the Bahamas

The Bahamas include more than 700 islands, with thousands of miles of sandy shorelines, mangroves and other natural areas that are prime habitat for numerous species of migratory and breeding coastal birds.

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Keep brush at bay and extend your season with basal bark treatments

Low-volume basal bark treatments are an effective tool in vegetation managers’ toolboxes for controlling woody plants, especially when working in and around sensitive sites.

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How water quality can affect herbicide performance

Herbicide applicators are trained to know the influence that certain factors can have on the effectiveness of the application. One factor often overlooked is water quality.

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Understanding grazing tolerances when using herbicides

If a herbicide without established grazing tolerances is mistakenly applied to land used for grazing, or even land that is potentially susceptible to grazing, it can lead to unintended consequences such as the contamination of livestock or other animals.

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Invasive Watch: Winter creeper

Winter creeper is a winter evergreen that can be a small shrub — growing in mats along the forest floor to 3 feet in height — or a vine climbing trees to heights of 40 to 70 feet. Learn how to treat this noxious weed.

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Send in a photo of your trouble vegetation and an expert from Dow AgroSciences will help identify it and offer treatment recommendations.

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