An expert advisory panel convened by SCCWRP to explore options for managing vegetation in Los Angeles County without using the herbicide glyphosate has developed a set of recommended alternative strategies.
The five-member panel, which published its recommendations in January, reviewed a dozen alternative vegetation control measures, from hand removal to application of organic chemicals. Each approach was evaluated for its relevance and effectiveness based on eight criteria.
L.A. County banned the use of glyphosate at all County facilities last year; glyphosate is sold commercially as Roundup.
The panel’s recommendations are scheduled to come before the L.A. County Board of Supervisors later this year.
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