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Purdue Professors Join In Warning Against New Weed Killer Imprelis

The local Indiana Fox affiliate is reporting that some Purdue agronomy professors are advising lawn care professionals to stay away from Imprellis.

The Purdue professors join a number of scientists and landscape professionals who’ve warned about the broadleaf herbicide’s toxic effect on evergreens and ornamentals.

The Purdue-based Indiana State Chemist has received 150 complaints against the product, made by Dupont, since early June.

David Duncan, a local arborist, is quoted in the article as saying that residential owners need not worry unless they’re using a lawn care service.

“These chemicals are restricted use and so you’ve not likely got a hold of them yourself.”

While this may be true at this point, Safelawns picked up an article written by Dan Sullivan in June for Biocycle magazine that reported Dupont is teaming up with Scotts to offer a new fertilizer/herbicide product for residential use that will include aminocyclopyrachlor, the active ingredient in Imprelis.

Read the article here: http://www.fox28.com/story/15143545/purdue-professors-new-herbacide-could-harm-trees

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