Protecting Our Infrastructure and the Land We Share.
Keeping our infrastructure and right-of-way areas accessible and safe demands both smart strategy and the right products. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, offers the expertise and industry insights you need, with the products and technical support to make you successful.
At Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, we offer prescription control that takes into account your individual needs. Take a closer look at the industries we serve and how our herbicides can help.
Schools, hospitals and corporations trust their respective utility companies to prevent power outages. That’s why utility vegetation managers are critical in preventing service interruptions and being ready to restore power quickly if outages occur.
Trees and brush growing into power lines can cause electrical power outages and make utility line maintenance much more difficult and dangerous. In addition, areas around utility substations require a vegetation-free zone to prevent fire hazards and ensure the transfer of electricity. By keeping utility lines clear of overgrown vegetation by using herbicides, line maintenance can be easily conducted while providing reliable power to customers.
Weeds and other vegetation like to make their home along roadsides. There are a number of reasons to control this roadside vegetation: ensuring motorist safety; maintaining line of sight; allowing for proper drainage of precipitation to prevent road surface degradation; and mitigating the spread of invasive species onto adjacent properties.
It is essential that vegetation does not block traffic signs or roadside markers. Because vegetation can obstruct driver vision at intersections or block the line of sight around curves, it must be treated and controlled — and roadside herbicides play a vital role. It is especially important that roadside delineators and traffic signs can be seen in poor conditions to ensure motorist safety. Excessive vegetation also can damage roadbeds by obstructing drainage off the surface, leading to potholes, flooding and other hazards.
Regardless of the industrial vegetation management (IVM) market you serve, Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is ready with a portfolio of solutions to help you effectively manage sites where total vegetation control is required. These sites include substations, roadsides, railway, oil and gas pads and irrigation canals.
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Invasive and noxious plants threaten to create a monoculture — where one plant dominates an area — choking out native plant species. These monocultures can change wildlife habitats so animals can no longer utilize the area. These aggressive competitors threaten native ecosystems by adapting to a wide range of environmental conditions and spreading until they become the dominant species.
Invasive species management tactics must consider the site surroundings and desirable vegetation. Selective herbicides control invasive and noxious species while serving as a catalyst to restore native ecosystems. While mechanical methods can be used to manage certain invasive trees, these techniques often cause more damage to an area than herbicides and can open areas to new invasion of other invasive and noxious plants.
Foresters control vegetation to improve forest health and maximize the amount of timber they can harvest, providing increased profitability and sustainability of the land. Whether used in site prep or release treatments, herbicides also help decrease the amount of time it takes for a tree to reach harvestable sizes.
Whether you are managing brush and vine outbreaks along your access road or trying to increase wildlife populations, forestry herbicides from Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, can help. By controlling vegetative competition with forestry herbicides, you ensure the benefits by other cultural treatments, including genetic improvement and fertilization, are fully captured. Whether you’re a new private landowner or a veteran forester, Corteva Agriscience has the solutions and services to help your timber stand reach its potential.
Safety and usability are essential for railroads. Heavy equipment moves at high speeds along the rails, and unchecked weeds and brush can reduce train traction during starts and stops. Weeds in the track ballast hold water around railroad ties, which causes them to rot, increasing chances for derailment accidents. Sparks from the rails also can ignite weeds and brush growing too close to the tracks, which can create a fire hazard for neighboring residents.
Brush that obstructs motorists’ views at railroad crossings is especially dangerous. Controlling it can help avert car/train accidents. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has the railroad vegetation management herbicides and services to help any railroad program battle vegetation.
Weeds and other vegetation growing in aquatic areas can form dense growth that present navigation hazards. They also can divert water flows, causing erosion and flooding. Some can spread until they become the dominant species, and the longer they’re ignored, the more difficult and expensive they are to eradicate.
Undesirable weed and brush species can spread quickly in riparian areas and often develop into monoculture stands. Dense thickets crowd out native vegetation along banks, reduce suitable wildlife habitat and decrease the water available for native plants and animals. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has the tools necessary to help manage aquatic weeds. With a history of environmental stewardship, Corteva Agriscience has the expertise to prescribe the right aquatic herbicides for the job.
Commitment From Corteva Agriscience™
At Corteva Agriscience™, we take environmental responsibility very seriously. Our goal is to provide vegetation managers and applicators with the proper tools to keep infrastructure reliable and keep harmful plants from overtaking natural areas.
When preparing for a herbicide application, it’s important to take the proper steps to ensure herbicides are handled carefully and used correctly. Doing so maximizes the return on investment of every herbicide application and minimizes the potential for off-target issues.
Safety & Equipment
Professional applicators know the importance of safety procedures and protective equipment when handling herbicides. Although the label is the law, accidents do happen, and each applicator needs to minimize his or her chance for exposure. Following label directions is the first place to start.
Applicators have a number of techniques available to them when applying herbicides. It’s important to first select the treatment method best suited to the vegetation and use site you intend to treat, as well as the herbicide(s) you intend to use.
Recognizing the importance of being able to discuss vegetation management with groups outside the industry, Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has been providing landowner communication training for more than 20 years.
®™Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. When treating areas in and around roadside or utility rights-of-way that are or will be grazed, hayed or planted to forage, important label precautions apply regarding harvesting hay from treated sites, using manure from animals grazing on treated areas or rotating the treated area to sensitive crops. See the product label for details. State restrictions on the sale and use of Garlon 4 Ultra and Milestone apply. Consult the label before purchase or use for full details. Cleantraxx and Vastlan are not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions.