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Victoria Pike backs Ann Melton on herbicides
By Victoria Pike
I am in favor of keeping vegetation sprayed if it can't be kept mowed so folks can see to safely pull out of their driveways. As a farmer, I use several chemicals to control weeds on my farm almost on a daily basis during the growing season. I attend a class offered at the Adair Co. Extension office every few years to be certified to use these chemicals properly. I am sure our county employees will receive a class on how to use these chemicals safely before they are allowed to use them.
Something has to be done about the overgrowth on our right-of-ways. It is dangerous when you can't see what is coming in either direction by overgrown johnson grass, which is the main offender in our area.
Our roadsides look terrible to those passing through our community so lets get over the hysteria of a few chemicals being used and get our community cleared up and cleaned up. They are being used on about every farm around you, safely, right now. It isn't something new that has never been tested or used in this area.
I understand that some are concerned about there use and respect their right to say so. I am not trying to start a war here but want those who do not handle these herbicides on a daily basis to understand they are needed in certain situation to get some weeds and grasses under control.
I have been using Round Up, 2 4-D, and Weedmaster for as long as I can remember to keep my place looking nice and will continue to do so without a second thought.
We do have some deadly plants growing on our right of way as well. One being poison hemlock which is in desperate need of control. It spreads to pasture and hay fields when let grow out of control and can kill cattle who ingest.
I fully support our Adair County Fiscal Court if they choose to use these chemical herbicides to take care of a very dangerous and unsightly problem.
Victoria Pike --Victoria Pike Comments re article 61871 Ann Melton We are losing the war against vegetation
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