of agricultural chemicals is sometimes an issue in production agriculture.
Although highly effective on several broadleaf weeds in pastures and
rights-of-way, the auxin or growth regulator herbicides can damage sensitive
crops if not used properly.
Stewardship Program strives to educate stakeholders about management practices
that will reduce the risk of off-target damage and also provide diagnostic aids
to help identify the cause of crop injury.
outcomes of practicing herbicide stewardship are three-fold. First, damage to
sensitive crops can be minimized. Second, environmental damage from misuse of
herbicides is also limited. Without careful management, some pasture herbicides
have characteristics that can restrict the use of resources. Third, herbicide
stewardship practices can help protect technology that producers rely on for