Posted on January 4, 2016 · Posted in Herbicides, Risk Assessment, Toxicity

We’re pleased to announce the release of a publication that was a joint effort between the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) and Pesticide Research Institute: Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Wildland Stewardship: Protecting Wildlife When Using Herbicides for Invasive Plant Management. The manual includes field techniques from experienced land managers for reducing herbicide risks to wildlife, as well as risk charts for commonly used herbicides, presented in a form that allows comparison of the relative risks of different herbicides to different taxa groups.


The 47-page manual is available as a pdf for free download at Cal IPC’s website. Risk charts providing a visual representation of relative herbicide risk are also available on PRI’s website. Additional information on worker risks are provided here.

About the Author

Susan Kegley is Principal and CEO of Pesticide Research Institute. She is a PhD Organic chemist with expertise in pesticide chemistry, fate and transport and toxicology of organic chemicals, and U.S. pesticide regulation.