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Evaluation of Adhesives for Foliar Application of Chemicals

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Abstract:

Thirty-nine commercial adhesives were evaluated for their ability to form weather-resistant films for retaining chemical repellents on coniferous trees. Fifteen were rejected because of poor film retention in accelerated weathering tests or because they could not be formulated as 10-percent solids in water. The rest received advanced laboratory evaluations designed to measure film quality on Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco seedlings. None appeared phytotoxic. The 10 judged to form the highest-quality films were tested on seedlings exposed in the nursery for 3 months and for 1 year. Four acrylic-based adhesives weathered best for both periods. No adhesive was statistically superior to the widely used acrylic, Rhoplex AC-33.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Biologist, Forest Wildlife Damage Project, Wildlife Research Center, Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, Olympia, Washington

Publication date: 1968-03-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Average time from submission to first decision: 62.5 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

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