1971-1974: Scarsdale Plantation – Pesticide Tested: Picloram.

The Forests Commission, Dow Chemicals and the Commonwealth Defence Standards Laboratory were involved with experimenting with application of Tordon (Picloram) herbicide in the early 1970’s with rates between 4 pounds active ingredient per acre & 10 pounds active ingredient per hectare. Total Runoff per acre figures for the 12 month period 18/10/71 to 18/10/72: 5,928 gallons for catchment A and 20,874 gallons for catchment B. Highest rates observed in dams in the plantation were 47.67 parts per billion on 28/10/74.