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Horizon offers resources to alleviate client concerns about herbicides

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BizPro eSources gives contractors information and tips when discussing the safety of products like Roundup.

| March 30, 2011

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Horizon Distributors has launched BizPro eSources, an online course landscape contractors can visit to view resources that can be used to help discuss the safety of glyphosate-based herbicides, like Roundup, with customers. The resources, including a downloadable presentation, are designed to give landscape contractors information to help them answer customers’ questions and ease concerns about the safety of Roundup.

“In the lawn and landscape industry, lots of debate exists surrounding the safety and necessity of herbicides,” said Mary Martinez, maintenance channel manager, Horizon Distributors. “Everybody has a different opinion. Some view herbicides as harmful chemicals while others regard them as important products used to maintain healthy lawns. It’s important that landscape contractors have accurate information so they can correctly answer all of their customers’ questions and address concerns.”

For example, Roundup, a widely used herbicides in the lawn and landscape industry, is a water-soluble herbicide that safely and effectively kills unwanted plants and weeds. In addition, because Roundup doesn’t leach, it reduces the chance of damage to non-target turf and plants.

“Glyphosate-based herbicides, like Roundup, are an important part of maintaining beautiful and weed-free lawns,” Martinez said. “They are used to protect the health of turf and trees while reducing damage caused by weeds. When used safely and according to product directions, Roundup is non volatile, creates no harmful vapors for applicators or the public to breathe and actually poses very little safety risks. Our goal with this edition of BizPro eSources is to give landscape contractors the information they need to help customers understand that Roundup applications don’t pose safety concerns.”

To learn more, visit Horizon Distributors’ BizPro eSources at http://bizpro.horizononline.com.
 

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