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Title:
Weed control and environmental protection : a government guide to environmental protection and the management of vegetation in non-agricultural situations
Publication Information:
London : HMSO, 1992
ISBN:
9780117527089

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PSZ JB 30000003708330 SB951.4 W43 1992 Open Access Book
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Weed control is often used in non-agricultural situations, but the methods used may also damage the environment. Inappropriate use of some herbicides can lead to the contamination of water bodies. This guidance aims to encourage the reappraisal of the need for weed control and the methods used. It describes the precautions that should be taken to protect the environment, especially water, when using herbicides. Alternatives to herbicides, such as physical and biological methods, are also outlined with their benefits and drawbacks.