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  • n. The selective herbicide 3,6-dichloro-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid used to control thistles and clover etc.


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  • Depending on the clopyralid product, labels will include, "This substance is not to be used on turf" and "Treated vegetation shall not be disposed of at any green waste recycling centre."

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  • Timaru branch manager for Transpacific Industries Ltd Peter Martin, said even though Erma withdrew clopyralid from the market, sprays containing the chemical could still be purchased in bulk.

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  • And as the stockpile grows, the council's senior waste management officer Ruth Clarke and contractors Transpacific Industries are frowning at the reason for the growing mountain of compost - despite extensive awareness campaigns some residents are persisting in using a now-restricted weed spray on their lawns that contains the active ingredient clopyralid.

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  • But its slowness to degrade biologically means lawns sprayed with proprietary lawn sprays containing clopyralid months ago are still producing lawn clippings that are seriously contaminated.

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  • "If clopyralid is used, please ensure the lawn clippings are not disposed of via the green waste system," Ms Clarke said.

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  • The message to them is that by putting clopyralid-contaminated clippings into the green bin they are ruining the process for others and pushing the ultimate cost of compost higher than it needed to be.

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  • The greatest culprit has been weedkillers containing clopyralid, which tends to underline the notorious unreliability of home gardeners using chemicals. - Stuff

  • The Christchurch City Council lent its weight to a long campaign to get clopyralid banned, precisely because of its persistence in the organic wastestream. - Stuff

  • MCPA, clopyralid, mecoprop and 2,4-D were all found at high levels in the summer when livestock farmers would have used them, he explained.

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  • However, some of the products had a propensity to move to water, including MCPA, clopyralid and aminopyralid.

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