Broadleaf herbicides set to be banned


Non-target damage to cotton and so on: There have been incidents of 2, 4-D esters causing non-target damage to cotton, grape and horticulture crops. APVMA principal scientist, Dr David Loschke, said a report into the proposed deregistration of the chemicals had been released for public comment with submissions closing on 31 May.

The best chemicals replacement: "We will do what we can to make things work for the industry," he said. "The best replacement (chemicals) will be the low-volatile ester forms which have all the same uses growers are accustomed to using the short-chain esters for."

The Land, 18/5/2006, p. 9

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