STP968: Herbicidal Root Control in Sewer Lines Requires Unique Application Techniques

    Cummings, GL
    Director of Research & Development, Airrigation Engineering Company, Inc., San Jose, CA

    Pages: 6    Published: Jan 1987


    Root intrusion into sewer lines creates a variety of problems. Herbicides have advantages in controlling roots, particularly in providing residual control. However, unique problems occur in applying herbicides in sewer lines. The problems and solutions will be demonstrated by tracing the evolution of the Vaporooter® product line through spraying, soaking, and foaming techniques.


    herbicides, metam-sodium, dichlobenil, sewer lines, soaking, foaming, roots, Vaporooter, ®

    Paper ID: STP25892S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.22

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25892S

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