T&D World Magazine

Herbicides Keep Weeds Out of Substations

Utility performs field trials of surface materials, new methods and equipment to kill weeds, but concludes no viable alternative to herbicides.

Opposition to the use of pesticides in British Columbia, Canada, has been growing steadily in recent years. Environmental groups and the general public have increasingly expressed concerns about the use of herbicides to control weeds. In fact, the province of British Columbia introduced the Integrated Pest Management Act, which requires a decision-making process be followed to ensure herbicides are the best control option and alternatives to herbicide use have been considered.


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