Non-target damage to cotton and so on: There have been incidents of 2, 4-D esters causing non-target damage to cotton, grape and horticulture crops. APVMA principal scientist, Dr David Loschke, said a report into the proposed deregistration of the chemicals had been released for public comment with submissions closing on 31 May.
The best chemicals replacement: "We will do what we can to make things work for the industry," he said. "The best replacement (chemicals) will be the low-volatile ester forms which have all the same uses growers are accustomed to using the short-chain esters for."
The Land, 18/5/2006, p. 9
Source: Erisk Net