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A substance used to destroy weeds.
- ‘For the garden at Redhall is run along organic lines, with an emphasis on achieving good plant health without fighting problems with pesticides, weedkillers or fertilisers.’
- ‘Pesticides, weedkillers, fire extinguishers and food additives, also undergo thorough testing.’
- ‘Kerosene is also used as a fuel for tractors and power generators and as a solvent for garden chemicals such as weedkillers and insecticides.’
- ‘Weeds can be dealt with by a number of selected weedkillers that, if used correctly, are extremely effective.’
- ‘But don't be overzealous - it is too early for effective use of lawn weedkillers unless there is a good warm spell.’
- ‘The trials compared the effects on the environment of weedkillers used in GM farming with those of herbicides used to spray the conventional versions of the same crops.’
- ‘Crops are produced without artificial pesticides or weedkillers and animals are kept free-range without the routine use of antibiotics and vaccines.’
- ‘GM crops allow the use of much more poisonous weedkillers, which pose serious health risks to people.’
- ‘Always keep pets and children off lawns that have been sprayed with weedkillers until the spray has dried and preferably for twenty-four hours afterwards.’
- ‘So throw out the weedkiller and invite some indigenous plants into your garden plot.’
- ‘Farm pesticides and weedkillers have had a devastating effect on Europe's bird populations, according to a study released today.’
- ‘At Yalding they use a flame gun or hoe to control weeds, not chemical weedkillers; ground covering plants also keep down weeds.’
- ‘Ordinary life is, however, full of dangerous articles - kitchen knives and garden weedkillers, to mention but two.’
- ‘The council will use an organic weedkiller to get rid of the ragwort, which won't harm other wildlife.’
- ‘They are now becoming established in our lawn and I am tempted to cover the whole of my garden with weedkiller, but perhaps that's a little extreme.’
- ‘More than 200 weedkillers, mainly lawn treatments, are being withdrawn from the market after manufacturers chose not to submit them for EU safety tests.’
- ‘But his green-fingered attempts to brighten up the area have been wrecked by council workers who sprayed them with weedkiller.’
- ‘Farmers would then have to use more and more damaging weedkillers to get rid of them, with knock-on impacts on the environment.’
- ‘However the latest one includes 80 gardening products, mainly selective weedkillers for lawns.’
- ‘How can I deal with speedwell in my lawn, preferably without using weedkillers?’
- ‘If people could also clear the gutters outside their homes and premises of debris and weeds there would be less need for the use of strong weedkillers.’
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