Utility IVM: Past, Present and Future

Utility vegetation management has evolved into integrated vegetation management (IVM) that includes an industry standard. Every control method – manual, mechanical, cultural, biological and chemical – has evolved.

 

Chemical methods used in utility IVM, from the use of new herbicides to advanced application methods, have resulted in tremendous advances.

There have been new generations of herbicides throughout the last 60 years, as well. Today, most programs only need ounces of herbicides per acre versus the gallons of herbicides per acre for the first-generation herbicides.

Read article for more on utility IVM strategies and what the future may hold.

 

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