As part of its updated Integrated Pest Management Program, the city already avoids applying the glyphosate-based chemical in most areas.

Santa Barbara plans to eliminate a glyphosate-based herbicide, or Roundup, in its city parks.

The city is taking the step as part of an update to its Integrated Pest Management Program. The city already avoids the chemical in most city parks but will add Cabrillo Ball Field, Dwight Murphy Park, Franceschi Park, MacKenzie Park, Orpet Park, Pershing Park, San Roque Park, Sylvan Park and Hidden Valley Park. It will still use neem oil, a natural product, at the Mission Rose Garden to combat insects and fungus. (via Noozhawk)