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Hardwood Plantation Growth Following Weed Control Using Herbicides and Cultivation

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The effects of weed control using herbicides, cultivation, and a combination of herbicides and cultivation on the growth of sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.) and green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica L.) plantations were examined. Two years of weed control using herbicides, either broadcast or in a five-foot band centered on the planted row, resulted in hardwood growth greater than or equal to that for two or three years of cultivation. Cultivation in combination with the herbicide band treatment yielded greater growth than cultivation or herbicide banding alone. No appreciable differences in seedling survival were noted among treatments on three studies where survival was assessed. South. J. Appl. For. 11(3):134-138.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: School of Forestry, Auburn University

Publication date: 1987-08-01

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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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