March 26, 2009--Officials agree to delay border plant poisoning near Rio Grande for more talks (L.A. Times)

The U.S. Border Patrol has agreed to delay spraying herbicide near the Rio Grande until more talks are held with Mexican officials. U.S. officials say the herbicide imazapyr (i-MAZ'-uh-peer) does not harm people or animals, but Mexican officials want to do their own review. The towering plants suck up river water and obscure the banks along much of the Rio Grande, making it difficult for agents to see people crossing the river.

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