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Use of FSCBG to Predict Pesticide Deposition on a Piedmont Pine Seed Orchard

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This study demonstrates the usefulness of the FSCBG aerial simulation model as a forest management tool. In general, the model closely predicted the measured deposition of bifenthrin in a pine seed orchard. An exception was the August application during which wind gusts caused the pesticide to drift further from the application area than predicted by the model. FSCBG tended to underpredict drift and evaporative losses based on the input parameters of this study. Simulations of other registered pine seed orchard pesticides demonstrated no potential environmental risk to representative aquatic organisms in surrounding ponds or waterways based on the test conditions presented. South. J. Appl. For. 19(4):145-150.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, R8, 1720 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30367

Publication date: November 1, 1995

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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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