Impact on the Environment
Many desirable crops and ornamentals are very sensitive to Tordon Granules so care must be taken when applying the product to avoid spreading the granules over soil where roots of desirable plants are growing.
Plants susceptible to Tordon Granules include (but are not limited to) fruit trees, grape vines, legumes (pea, beans, lucerne, etc.), potatoes, roses, shade trees and tomatoes.
Residues of Tordon Granules can remain active in the soil for many months with the longevity affected by use rate, soil type, temperature and moisture. Care therefore needs to be taken when planting new crops or trees into areas where Tordon Granules have been applied to ensure that no residues remain active.
The chemical on the Tordon Granules can be toxic to fish and other aquatic wildlife. Therefore take care to avoid spreading granules in areas where physical erosion of soil could move them into waterways. Never spread Tordon Granules in empty waterways or directly into a waterway.