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Herbicides for Southern Pine Seedbeds

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Prior to 1970, nursery managers relied primarily on methyl bromide fumigation, mineral spirits, and hand-weeding for weed control. Since 1970, registration of herbicides for use in forest nurseries has been facilitated by tests conducted by the Auburn University Southern Forest Nursery Management Cooperative. Various herbicides can be applied prior to sowing, just after sowing, or after emergence of the pine seedlings. It has been estimated that for all nurseries in the South, use of these herbicides has reduced weed control costs by over two million dollars per year. This paper describes some of the herbicides that have been registered for use in southern pine nurseries. South. J. Appl. For. 10:152-57, Aug. 1986.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: School of Forestry, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, AL 36849

Publication date: August 1, 1986

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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