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Experiments with Chemicals in Killing Vegetation on Firebreaks

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Abstract:

To meet the need for economic methods of maintaining firebreaks, the California Forest and Range Experiment Station has been experimenting with the use of chemicals, first to kill sprouting stumps, and second, to sterilize soil. The results with various chemicals, including chlorates, arsenic compounds, and petroleum oil, are presented.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: California Forest and Range Experiment Station

Publication date: May 1, 1938

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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