October 2016


Dow AgroSciences introduces Vastlan™ specialty herbicide

The Dow AgroSciences Industrial Vegetation Management (IVM) business introduces Vastlan™ specialty herbicide, a new high-load triclopyr-choline formulation providing the vegetation management industry with an advanced foundation product for brush control.

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American Electric Power’s blueprint for rights-of-way brush control

Dale Hopkins, senior transmission forester with American Electric Power (AEP), knows it only takes one tree falling over to knock out power to the customers in his territory. So he works diligently to make certain the transmission rights-of-way are properly maintained. But like most in his position, vegetation management is only a fraction of the responsibilities that make up his day-to-day duties.

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Weed resistance: Not just an issue for agriculture

You’ve no doubt heard about the issues the agricultural industry has had with glyphosate-resistant weeds hurting crop production. But weed resistance extends beyond just farmers’ fields. It’s also becoming prevalent in the Industrial Vegetation Management industry.

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Invasive Watch: Scotch thistle (Onopordum acanthium)

Scotch thistle is a biennial or annual forb that can grow up to 8 feet tall and 6 feet in width with branching, spiny leaf wings that extend down onto the stem and are covered with dense, fine hairs. Find out more about this weed, and how to treat it.

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