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October 2017

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Continuous improvement drives FirstEnergy forward

Mark Twain is quoted as having said: “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” It serves as a fitting mantra for FirstEnergy Corp., one of the nation’s largest investor owned electric providers.

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Long-standing industry research project turns attention to bees

The Pennsylvania State Game Lands 33 (SGL33) research began in 1953 in central Pennsylvania at the urging of local hunters looking to understand the impact of vegetation management practices on wildlife within electric transmission rights-of-way. Now it’s turned its attention to bees.

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Understand grazing restrictions to mitigate potential problems

Rights-of-way and roadsides frequently pass through or are adjacent to pastures grazed by livestock. For vegetation managers and herbicide applicators, this is significant because it’s illegal to apply herbicides without grazing tolerances to land used for grazing.

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Take steps to minimize the effects of volatility and spray drift

It’s essential for applicators to first understand the differences between volatility and drift and then take steps to minimize instances of both when making herbicide applications.

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Invasive Watch featuring Canada thistle (Cirsium Arvense)

Canada thistle is an erect perennial plant that grows from 1 to 4 feet tall. It has tremendous leaf variability, varying from light to dark green, oblong or lanceshaped, deeply cut, often with spiny-toothed margin, and slightly hairy below. Learn how to control these spiny invaders.

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Garlon® XRT specialty herbicide a new addition to Garlon family of herbicides

Dow AgroSciences introduces Garlon XRT specialty herbicide, a triclopyr ester formulation available for use on forested acres, roadsides and utility rights-of-way.

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