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Thread #162370   Message #3864844
Posted By: Steve Shaw
07-Jul-17 - 10:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Weapons of mass weed destruction
Subject: RE: BS: Weapons of mass weed destruction
Well anything that ends in -cide is going to be tricky. My solution is to use it in small amounts, only in suitable weather conditions and only in places where I never want any vegetation to grow. I can't even begin to think of hand-weeding the drive. Using a weed wand would be expensive, results in metallic waste and releases copious carbon dioxide. I could pave the drive but that would create serious runoff. Glyphosate in strictly limited amounts is my compromise. I've been following the glyphosate with concern for a good while and, as far as I can glean as honestly as I can, the jury is still well and truly out.

Don't get me started on neonicotinoid insecticides though. Unbelievably, you can still buy them for garden use. Not only will their continued commercial use see off all pollinating insects, it will also threaten human food supplies big time. It's insane that they are allowed to be used at all. Look out especially for imidacloprid on the label, though there are others.