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Leaders in Vegetation Management for Over 50 Years

Corteva Agriscience offers effective tools for selective control of invasive weeds, brush and trees for utility, roadside, rail and bareground vegetation management programs.

We take great pride in and are committed to supporting the Vegetation Management Industry with a leading research pipeline, innovative technologies, and technical advice. For the latest in product innovation and technical information, please see our full line of products.

Why Vegetation Management?

Effectively managing undesirable vegetation contributes to public safety, benefiting many industries and the economy. Non-native species such as invasive weeds impact bio-diversity and are costly to provinces and the federal government. At the same time, brush and unmanaged vegetation on roadsides and rights-of-ways can impact wildlife, public safety and the delivery of much needed services. Responsible vegetation management is critical in establishing safe work areas, complying with regulations, maintaining infrastructure and preserving agricultural and natural lands in Canada.

Utility: Keep the Power Running

Schools, hospitals and corporations trust their respective utility companies to prevent power outages. That’s why utility vegetation managers are critical in preventing service interruptions and being ready to restore power quickly if outages occur.

Trees and brush growing into power lines can cause electrical power outages and make utility line maintenance much more difficult and dangerous. In addition, areas around utility substations require a vegetation-free zone to prevent fire hazards and ensure the transfer of electricity. By keeping utility lines clear of overgrown vegetation, line maintenance can be easily conducted while providing reliable power to customers

Roadside: Avoid Erosion, Flooding and Line-of-Sight Problems on Roadsides

Weeds and other vegetation like to make their home along roadsides. There are a number of reasons to control this roadside vegetation: motorist safety and line of sight, proper drainage of precipitation, road surface erosion, and preventing the spread of invasive species onto adjacent properties.

It is essential that vegetation does not block traffic signs or roadside markers. Because vegetation can obstruct driver vision at intersections or block the line of sight around curves, it must be treated and controlled. It is especially important that roadside delineators and traffic signs can be seen in poor conditions to ensure motorist safety. Excessive vegetation also can damage roadbeds by creating erosion, potholes, flooding due to improper road drainage off the surface and other hazards.

Rail: Managing Weeds and Brush to Enhance Railroad Safety

Safety and usability are essential for railroads. Heavy equipment moves at high speeds along the rails, and unchecked weeds and brush can reduce train traction during starts and stops. Weeds in the track ballast also hold water around railroad ties, which causes them to rot, increasing chances for derailment accidents. Sparks from the rails also can ignite weeds and brush growing too close to the tracks, which can create a fire hazard.

Brush that obstructs motorists' views at railroad crossings is especially dangerous. Controlling it can help avert car/train accidents.

Forestry: Forestry Management Helps Improve Forest Health

Foresters control vegetation to improve forest health and maximize the amount of timber they can harvest, providing increased profitability per acre of land. Whether used in site prep or release treatments, herbicides also help decrease the amount of time it takes for a tree to reach harvestable sizes.

Bareground: Safety on Industrial Sites

At oil and gas, and power and hydro facilities, keeping the ground bare is a matter of safety. Vegetation left unmanaged can create serious operational, safety and fire hazards. Other integrated methods such as mowing and hand pulling do play a role, but herbicides will offer more effective results, increasing the timelines between treatments and the need for onsite maintenance.


Stewarding the use of vegetation management products ensures satisfactory results, protection of desirable species, the public, and the environment. Corteva Agriscience places a high priority on stewardship and proudly train over 700 applicators and manager annually on using our products. If you ever have questions, please contact your nearest IVM Expert 

IVM Perspective on Resistance Management

The safe and effective use of vegetation management herbicides is essential to controlling target weeds and brush, and ensuring environmental, wildlife, and human safety. Corteva Agriscience™ is committed to providing vegetation management professionals with the products, tools, and education to get the job done right, ensuring the practices used are sustainable for the long-term.

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Steps for Successful Herbicide Tank Mixing

Tank-mixing herbicides ensures proper control of key weeds and can provide multi-mode of action (MMOA) control for mitigating herbicide resistance. Brush up on these best practices to ensure a seamless tank mixing process this spring.

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Small Sprayer Calibration - Instructions

Prior to calibrating your sprayer, ensure that your equipment is in good working order. Inspect screens and filters to ensure that they are not plugged. Check that nozzles are clean and in good working condition with a steady flow of water and even spray pattern.

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Milestone, Clearview, and Sightline Use Around Trees

It is important to understand product precautions prior to making applications in areas where desirable trees are present. Please reference the Milestone, ClearView and Sightline Use Around Trees fact sheet for additional information on recommended buffers



Hay, Manure, and Soil Management

If forage and/or vegetation must be removed from a treated area following an application of Corteva Agriscience vegetation management products, please reference the “Hay, Manure and Soil Management fact sheet” for additional information.

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Questions? Find Your IVM Experts

Please contact your Corteva Agriscience™ Territory Manager or Veseris for more information

Corteva Agriscience Vegetation Management Specialists

Northern Alberta & Northern Saskatchewan

Vaughn Leuschen

Central & Southern Alberta, Central & Southern Saskatchewan

Holly Moffet

British Columbia

Lisa Jarrett

Ontario & Manitoba

Gavin Lunn

Atlantic Canada & Quebec

Justin Toner



Veseris is the sole distributor of Corteva Agriscience IVM products in Canada. With distributions centers in Alberta, Manitoba & Ontario, and representatives across Canada, Veseris provides leading services to the vegetation management industry.  To order our IVM products, call the Veseris order desk 1.866.572.8240 or visit

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