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Q: What are the gruesome green coverings ADOT is putting on the hillsides between Payson and Phoenix? Will the green stuff come off in winter?

A: "It could be one of two things. It is either mulch with a seed mix and fertilizer in it to prevent erosion and get native plants established, or it is an herbicide with dye to indicate where it is going and more importantly where it is not going ... not drifting and getting in place it shouldn't." Neither one washes away.

Bruce Eilert, ADOT Public Information Officer

Call 474-5251, ext. 147, to reach Roundup's What's Up? line. Leave your question on the answering machine and we'll try to find the answer.

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