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MCDR 2016 Herbicide Phragmites Control Program to take place August/September 2016

The Macomb County Department of Roads (MCDR) 2016 Herbicide Phragmites Control Program will take place in August/September 2016.

This program involves the application of herbicides to phragmites in order to improve visibility and safety for both pedestrians and motorists on these roadways. This program is expected to be completed within several weeks but is subject to weather and/or operational factors.

The Daltons, Inc., with offices at 936 Little Eagle Drive in Warsaw, Indiana, has been contracted by the Department of Roads to conduct phragmites control services in the road right-of-way on designated county roads in Harrison, Chesterfield, Shelby and Washington Townships.

The specific herbicide and specialty products utilized in this treatment will be as follows:

  • Glyphosate 5.4 1.5 gallons mix per 100 gallons of water
  • Imazapyr 4 SL 1.5 gallons mix per 100 gallons of water
  • Non-ionic Surfactant 1 gallon mix per 100 gallons of water
  • Dye Amount necessary to determine coverage


This Advance Notice is being provided in accordance with the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Regulation No. 637 Pre-Notification Requirement.
If a property owner prefers that their property not be included for treatment, they must complete an application form for a “No Treatment Zone” permit from the Macomb County Department of Roads no later than July 15, 2016.

As a condition of approval of this application, the property owner must agree to properly clear the road right-of-way abutting the subject property of phragmites and brush. Signs supplied by the Department of Roads must be in place by July 16, 2016.

These posted areas will be omitted from the Program only if the area is clear of phragmites and brush at the time of inspection by the Contractor and /or Department of Roads personnel.

Technical information concerning this application may be requested by calling The Daltons, Inc. at 1.888.267.7511. Application forms and other information may be obtained from the Macomb County Department of Roads by calling 586.463.0344, emailing us at geninfo@rcmcweb.org, or downloading through our web site at roads.macombgov.org.