It is currently Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:25 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Imprelis herbicide
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:36 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2003 9:01 am
Posts: 961
Location: Dallas, TX
A recently approved herbicide called Imprelis, widely used by landscapers because it was thought to be environmentally friendly, has emerged as the leading suspect in the deaths of thousands of Norway spruces, eastern white pines and other trees on lawns and golf courses across the country. Manufactured by DuPont and conditionally approved for sale last October by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, Imprelis is used for killing broadleaf weeds like dandelion and clover and is sold to lawn care professionals only. Reports of dying trees started surfacing around Memorial Day, prompting an inquiry by DuPont scientists.

“We are investigating the reports of these unfavorable tree symptoms,” said Kate Childress, a spokeswoman for DuPont. “Until this investigation is complete, it’s difficult to say what variables contributed to the symptoms.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/scien ... wanted=all
http://www.mda.state.mn.us/chemicals/pe ... relis.aspx
http://www.mda.state.mn.us/chemicals/pe ... relis.aspx
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?cat=283
http://www.lawnsite.com/archive/index.php/t-353005.html
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=353005
http://news.msue.msu.edu/news/article/i ... evergreens
http://compostingcouncil.org/?news=new- ... e-compost/
http://www.motherearthnews.com/grow-it/ ... 1zrog.aspx


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Imprelis herbicide
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:33 am
Posts: 1
Dupont has issued a letter regarding the Imprelis mess as well as a website to address and give advice about the damaged trees. I think that they are trying to get past the lawsuits that are coming. I know of two and heard that there is at least one more coming. I found a site about it: http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Imprelis-DuPont-herbicide-tree-death-side-effects-lawsuit

An update to this Imprelis mess is that the EPA has banned the sale: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/scien ... icide.html


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by eWeblife