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    Hot Water -- Not Herbicides -- To Control Weeds

    Post  mudra on Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:24 am

    "US Town Uses Hot Water -- Not Herbicides -- To Control Weeds"
    Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)


    Carrboro, North Carolina, is killing weeds with water instead of chemicals. The town is using a machine that superheats water and dispenses it in a carefully controlled stream to kill weeds without using toxic chemical herbicides. The equipment, which is made in New Zealand, is in use in several other countries but is almost unknown in the United States.

    Carrboro is testing the equipment to implement the town's least toxic Integrated Pest Management policy, adopted in March 1999. The policy calls for phasing out use of conventional pesticides, including herbicides, on town property, but does not apply to the local residents, their property or businesses. City leaders hope to show how beautiful grounds can be achieved without poisoning the environment.

    http://www.ghorganics.com/HotWeedKiller.htm
    http://metalab.unc.edu/arc Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) ~ http://www.panna.org/

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