Tag Archives: Pictures by Gretchen Quarterman

Got cotton in your pigweed?

Observed driving along the road:

Mutant pigweed, Amaranthus palmeri, caused by repeated application of Roundup to cotton. Pictures by Gretchen Quarterman, Coffee County, Georgia, 2 October 2010. More in the flickr set.

EMC Spraying Poison Beside a Public Highway

Ever wonder why all the trees and shrubs die under the power lines? Company workers spray toxic chemicals on them. Driving on GA 122 between Pavo and Barney and saw some electric company spraying going on. This fellow didn’t seem happy I was recording:

Note that this worker is unprotected from this poison. No eye covering, no mask. Spraying is a shame in many ways.

Why do they do this? Continue reading