Root Grafts and Translocation of 2,4,5-T in Young Sweetgum Stands
Backflash mortality of untreated trees was observed in New Jersey sweetgum stands where 2,4,5-T had been applied with injectors in experimental thinnings. Translocation of the herbicide from treated to untreated trees was attributed to root grafts, verified by excavation. Injector thinnings still seem feasible, so long as treated stems are at least 1½ feet away from crop trees.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Staff of Northeastern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., New Lisbon, N. J.
Publication date: 1965-01-01
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