Safe Herbicides To Use Near A Creek?

Q: I have a few acres that are in need of brush control. My issue is that I have a well close to the area and my land slopes down to a creek. Are there any herbicides that are safe to use?

A: Different herbicide products have different requirements for application near water. It depends on the active ingredient and other components that help the product work better. There are several products that contain glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) that are labeled for use on ponds. Look online for pond herbicides and see if one of them would control the brush but not contaminate the water.

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