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Master Gardener Tips July 9, 2024: Weeding and Being Cautious with Pesticides

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By Kathy Tando, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Always be cautious in using a chemical. First and foremost, use it per the label specifications – it’s the law. But some other things to consider is a chemical increases its chance of being hazardous the more you’re exposed. The concentration of the product increases its toxicity. So if you are diluting a mixture using the concentrated product take extra precaution as your exposure increases. Certain body parts are also more sensitive.