DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Filed April 15, 2003,
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)
Laboratory Services Division is hereby notifying the affected
public that the herbicide Rodeo¦ (glyphosate), surfactant
(R-11, X-77 or LI-700) and marker dyes may be used between
June 1, 2003, and October 31, 2003. Properly licensed
pesticide applicators who have obtained coverage under a WSDA
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Waste
Discharge General Permit may apply Rodeo¦ to control the
noxious weed Spartina on the saltwater tideflats of Grays
Harbor, Hood Canal, Willapa Bay, Puget Sound, and the north
and west sides of the Olympic Peninsula.
Use of the herbicide Rodeo¦ is one of the options used to
control Spartina. These infestations may also be treated by
crushing, mowing, digging or covering.
For more information, including locations of possible
application sites, contact the WSDA Spartina Control Program
at (360) 902-1923 or (360) 902-1853, or write WSDA Spartina
Program, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560. The
Washington State Department of Ecology 24-hour emergency/spill
response hotline is (425) 649-7000 (northwest region) or (360)
407-6300 (southwest region).
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