Eugene considers herbicides

The Eugene district of the Bureau of Land Management is considering using herbicides to fight weeds, after 27 years of going without.

The Eugene district of the Bureau of Land Management is considering using herbicides to fight weeds, after 27 years of going without.

 

Eugene district BLM officials are inviting public comment on the agency’s proposal to use four herbicides to kill weeds along roadsides and in rights of way, but not on recently harvested timberlands or to improve livestock forage areas.
Herbicide use will be limited, [ district spokesman Michael] Mascari said. Of the 1,500 acres on the Eugene district that are mowed or where weeds are hand-pulled annually, herbicides are being proposed for use on between 100 and 500 acres, Mascari said. The BLM oversees 315,000 acres in the Eugene district and estimates that about 18,000 are infested with noxious weeds.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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Last modified onMonday, 19 October 2015 11:39

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