DuPont volunteers to suspend sales of its herbicide Imprelis®
DuPont Chemical produces a herbicide, called Imprelis®, that was developed by its scientists to be “a post-emergent broadleaf weed control product that provides turf professionals with an innovative solution to control a wide spectrum of broadleaf weeds.”
Unfortunately, this herbicide is being blamed for damaging or killing trees – primarily Norway spruce and White pine.
The damage has been reported throughout the U.S. Midwest, in East Coast states, and as far south as the state of Georgia.
Several lawsuits have been filed against DuPont now, and property owners are hoping for a class action suit.
DuPont Chemical told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week that it is willing to voluntarily stop the sale and distribution of its herbicide Imprelis and to recall the herbicide.
An EPA spokeswoman confirmed that the agency is preparing a “stop sale order” to take Imprelis off the market.