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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:02 am    Post subject: Where to get hold of Shell D50 Weedkiller? Reply with quote

Hello folks!

I am half way through very successfully weeding a grass paddock with Shell D50 Weedkiller with quite stunning results.

I have now run out and would like to know where I can source this product (which I understand has recently been discontinued by Shell)

I would appreciate assistance here please - Thanks Very Happy Very Happy Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:30 pm    Post subject: Where to get hold of discontinued Shell D50 Weedkiller? Reply with quote

Hello David.
I have heard alright that Shell D50 has been or is in the process of being discontinued by Shell.
Shell D50 contains the ingredient 2,4-D.

In the past decade, several studies of farmers, and a few of railroad workers, have shown a connection between exposure to 2,4-D and an increased risk of cancer.
A recent study shows that dogs get some of the same kinds of cancers from weed killers that farmers in Nebraska,Kansas, Saskatchewan, and workers in Sweden are reported to get from using 2,4-D on crops and to clear weeds along railroad tracks.
America is usually an early warning on these sort of problems.
The occurrence of such cancers in the American people has been rising slowly but steadily for several decades, tracking the emergence of the modern life style in which the dandelion-free lawn has come to symbolize the good life.

As a substitute look out for "Scotts Verdone Lawn Weedkiller"
It kills many common broad-leaved lawn weeds including white clover and plantains without harming established grasses.
Its an easy to use liquid in a self-measuring pack.
It contains the ingredients 2 4-D (albeit a lower concentration) & mecoprop-P.
Keep it well away from from children & pets.
Suit up with protective overalls, gloves and a filtered face mask for safety.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for this GPI - I will report back later as to how the Scotts Verdone compares to Shell's D50./

Regards

David
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