Very honored to be quoted in a great article by Rich Dolesh in the National Recreation and Park Association’s magazine “How will your park agency kill weeds when glyphosate is banned?”
Until recently most park agencies considered glyphosate safe and effective. Now it is getting a rep for being neither. Weeds are developing resistance and lawsuits are forcing disclosure of studies that show it has serious health consequences.
More than 50 U.S. cities and individual park systems now have banned or restricted the use of herbicides containing glyphosate. It is likely that many other cities and counties will enact new bans in the coming year.
Dolesh does a great job outlining the controversies surrounding glyphosate and 2,4-D. He also lays out natural alternatives for weed control. Some I wasn’t aware of are electrocuting weeds, laser pulses on roadside weeds, and organic hot foam.
(image is of the formal garden at John Jay Homestead State Historic Site)