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Denton excludes Glyphosate in organic park management pilot plan

Denton ends use of glyphosate herbicide for city parks


By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe Staff Writer
May 7, 2019


Denton will end its use of glyphosate herbicide and is piloting an integrated pest management program that includes some organic methods for city parks, ballfields and playgrounds.


The change follows a yearlong review and rewrite of the city's 18-year-old integrated pest management program that allowed the herbicide, popularly known as Roundup, in limited applications. A committee made up of experts from the universities, parks maintenance employees and community members Ed and Carol Soph conducted the review. The program resembles a similar program recently adopted in Austin.


The Denton City Council was briefed on the committee's recommendations during its work session Tuesday. Council members agreed to the changes and to piloting an organic grounds maintenance program at Denia Park.


Read the rest of the article at the Denton Record-Chronicle site.





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