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Natural Product Herbicides For Control Of Annual Vegetation Along Roadsides, Stephen L. Young Jan 2004

Natural Product Herbicides For Control Of Annual Vegetation Along Roadsides, Stephen L. Young

West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte

Natural product herbicides for vegetation control are being considered as alternatives to synthetic herbicides by many public agencies. Studies were conducted along roadsides at the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) in 2001 and 2002 and on California State Route 29 (SR29) in 2002 to evaluate acetic acid, pine oil, and plant essentials compared with glyphosate for control of herbaceous vegetation. In 2001, annual grass control after a single application of pine oil at HREC was 40% or less effective, whereas acetic acid was at least 79% effective. A second application of pine oil or acetic acid did not control ...