||The use and effects of pesticides for rangeland sagebrush control. /
Hylto, Alvin R. ;
Savag, George R.
||Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, Mo.)
|| Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water Programs, Applied Technology Division, Rural Wastes Branch : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., Washington,
Sagebrush--Control--United States. ;
Sagebrush--Control--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Herbicides--Environmental aspects--United States.
( Shrubs ;
( Grassland ;
Range weeds ;
Environmental surveys ;
Water pollution ;
Artemisia tridentata ;
Range management ;
D 2-4 herbicide
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||v, 159 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Many methods have been used to eliminate sagebrush and to clear land, but in recent years the application of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) herbicide has emerged as the control method of choice. However, there has been concern about possible adverse environmental effects resulting from the large-scale use of this herbicide. The purpose of the report, is to present factual information on these effects. A general description of the sagebrush-growing areas of the western United States, the history of herbicide use in the study area, application techniques, herbicide formulations, and alternate methods of sagebrush control are presented. Also reported is a discussion and analysis of the broad environmental effects of 2,4-D.
"Contract no. 68-01-0128, awarded ... to Midwest Research Institute." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.