If you decide to use an herbicide to control weeds, be sure to select the appropriate product for your situation. There are hundreds of different herbicides on the market.
The following list of resources is intended to provide an overview of weed control and herbicides. If you have specific questions about herbicides, or about any of the information provided below, feel free to call NPIC.
If you just want some advice about how to control weeds, you may want to talk with staff at your local cooperative extension service. NPIC Specialists cannot give treatment recommendations, but extension agents often can. NPIC Specialists can answer your questions about an herbicide's potential health impacts, environmental effects, and/or chemical properties. Our mission is to provide objective, science-based information about herbicides in order to empower people to make their own informed decisions.
If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a pesticide product in mind, have your label handy and click here for information about that product.
Through its county agents, the Cooperative Extension Service gives individuals access to the resources at land-grant universities across the nation. These universities are centers for research in many subjects, including entomology (the study of insects) and agriculture. Each county within the United States has an Extension office, which is staffed with agents who work closely with university-based Extension specialists to deliver answers to your questions about gardening, agriculture, and pest control. You can find the phone number for your local county extension office in the local government section (often marked with blue pages) of your telephone directory or by clicking on the map below.
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