weed killer

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Noun1.weed killer - a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growthweed killer - a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
Agent Orange - a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas
As, atomic number 33, arsenic - a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
atrazine - a synthetic compound derived from triazine that is widely used as an agricultural herbicide; "atrazine is thought to cause cancer and is banned in some European countries"
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
linuron - a herbicide that kills weeds without harming vegetables
paraquat - a poisonous yellow solid used in solution as a herbicide
silvex - a herbicide that is effective in controlling woody plants but is toxic to animals
simazine - a herbicide used to control weeds (especially among crops)
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A COUNCIL is being to stop using a controversial weed killer that has been banned abroad over cancer link fears - but its officers are recommending they continue to use it.
A FIRST you must stop using pesticides, fungicides and weed killer.
Police are hunting thieves who made off with a lethal weed killer in a weekend raid.
Arkansas lawmakers recommended that regulators move forward Tuesday with efforts to set seasonal limits on a herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, advancing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the weed killer.
Glyphosate is an ingredient in Roundup, a popular weed killer
Tenders are invited for the work will involve all gardening and garden maintenance services including grass-cutting, hedge trimming, preparation and planting of flower/shrub beds, weeding, watering, feeding of plant beds, removal of old flowers/shrubs, pruning, application of weed killer, fertilising, soil and compost replacement, garden waste disposal, and cleaning of pathways/terraces, including power washing of garden walls and pathways, as required.
This might result in the popular weed killer Roundup -in which glyphosate is a key ingredient- requiring a label with a warning saying it could cause cancer.
Perennial weeds in the borders or your lawns can be treated with weed killer this month.
Mr Roberts, 32, from Dingle, says he had to take pet chihuahua Sonny to an emergency vet when it became ill after lapping it up, although the council said their weed killer was harmful to neither humans nor animals.
The project reduced water usage, protected bark from mower damage and reduced the amount of weed killer used.
It was an unusual ritual that led to Mr Mayo contracting Meningitis - it is believed he contracted the virus after licking a golf ball contaminated by weed killer.