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Timing of Disturbance after Herbicide Applications for Chemical Site Preparation

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Four herbicide combinations were screened for efficacy on selected hardwoods relative to four timings of postapplication disturbance. Garlon 4®, Garlon 4 plus Esteron 99®, Garlon 4 plus Tordon 101®, and Garlon 4 plus Tordon K® were applied in the spring to Piedmont and Coastal Plain sites in a replicated experiment. The best hardwood control was achieved when the disturbance occurred at least six to eight weeks after application. Chestnut oak (Quercus prinus L.) control was successfully predicted on the basis of leaf tissue moisture content and environmental data. Only Garlon 4 plus Esteron 99 failed to give good overall control of hardwood brush. South. J. Appl. For. 12(2):124-127.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forestry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Publication date: 1988-05-01

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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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