GovernmentDepartmentsOnline ServicesExploreHow Do I - Help Center
Click to Home
Herbicide Information
            
HERBICIDES ARE A TOOL NOT A SOLUTION

Herbicides are an important tool to consider when working to control invasive or noxious weeds.  This tool like all others has a place and a should be considered as part of an Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) Plan.  This program believes that all tools available should be considered and should be used in conjunction with one another in order to successfully contain, control, reduce and ultimately eradicate invasive and noxious plants species. 

Responsible use of herbicides, knowing what to use and where to use these products is ESSENTIAL and YOUR DUTY.  Herbicides CAN be used Environmentally Consciously and safely. 
Any product can be over used and unsafe.  Do your homework, read and follow the(LABEL).


Definitions:
 Herbicide  A chemical that kills plants, especially weeds
 Adjuvant/Surfactant/Sticker

A substance such as a detergent/soap that can reduce
the surface tension a liquid (herbicide),
stays in longer contact with the plant 
and thus allow it to penetrate
   
   
           
        
How Toxic are chemicals?
We use chemicals every day. There are many types of chemicals, both natural and man-made.  Here is a chart of some of the more common chemicals we all have in our homes.                             

 Toxicity Chart


     You Can Download
  this poster from
  
 Washington Friends
of Farms and Forests



                       



Natural
DOES NOT equal Safe.....

                       



Toxicity is defined as:
 the quality, relative degree, or specific
degree of being toxic or poisonous

Dictionary.com 

            
           


   Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)
defines a Toxic Chemical as: 
any substance which may be harmful
to the environment or hazardous to your health
if inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin


                                                                                  

                  
           




PrintEmail

Go To Search