Benefits from using 2,4-D to control weeds
The benefit of weed control in turf grass was first discussed in the July 1945 edition of “Timely Turf Topics”, published by the United States Golf Association Green Sector. The full value of all the benefits has not been measured over the seven decades since then, but we do know that a wide variety of sectors make use of products containing 2,4-D to protect crops, green spaces and other areas from invasive weeds and unwanted vegetation.
The use of 2,4-D was first introduced to the agricultural industry in 1947 and has since become a successful tool allowing farmers to maximize crop potential. 2,4-D has the ability to effectively control weeds at a low cost, and as a result farmers benefit from improved crop yield and quality. This keeps input costs low for crops such as wheat, oats and rice while at the same time providing consumers with high quality nutritious food.
2,4-D based consumer products are available to homeowners so that they may better enjoy a healthy lawn free of unwanted broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions, plantains, clovers and chickweeds, which cause allergies. It also controls many poisonous weeds, like poison ivy and poison oak. Millions of acres of lawn and landscapes around homes, businesses, roadsides, parks, athletic fields and golf courses improve our quality of life by providing open spaces, recreation, enhanced property values and the conservation of important natural resources.