California land managers now have an additional option for weed control along roadways and at utility sites. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has completed the 30-day public posting process for DuPont Perspective herbicide. Federal regulation for Perspective was granted in 2011.
Perspective is a selective weeding solution for controlling invasive and broadleaf weeds that can block sightlines, obscure guardrails and attract wildlife along roadways, causing safety hazards for motorists. Selective control also helps release native grasses from invasive weed pressure to restore natural vegetation and prevent soil erosion.
Combined with a choice of tank-mix partners, Perspective also protects public safety with effective, residual non-selective control of grass and broadleaf weeds to maintain fire lanes along roadsides as well as prevent power outages and worker safety hazards at utility sites.
Based on a proprietary active ingredient from DuPont, Perspective delivers long-lasting control of a wide spectrum of tough broadleaf and invasive weeds, while offering a favorable environmental profile.
With its low use rate requiring ounces instead of pounds per acre to produce reliable control, Perspective helps crews accomplish more each day with less hauling and fewer retreatments. Other productivity advantages, such as reduced mowing requirements, can be achieved with fall applications and possible seedhead suppression.