Timing of herbaceous weed control in lower coastal plain loblolly pine plantations

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  • Authors: Quicke, Harold E.; Lauer, Dwight K.
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 158-160

Abstract

Pine response to different post-plant herbaceous weed control timings was evaluated following mechanical (bedding) and chemical site preparation. Results indicate that sizeable productivity gains are possible with site-specific timing of herbaceous weed control treatments. For sites with > 20 percent cover in June of the first year, the best timing for herbaceous weed control was early in the first year of pine growth. For sites with < 10 percent weed cover in June of the first year, the best timing was early in the second year of pine growth. Guidelines for predicting first year June cover are provided.

  • Citation: Quicke, Harold E.; Lauer, Dwight K. 2006. Timing of herbaceous weed control in lower coastal plain loblolly pine plantations. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 158-160
  • Posted Date: June 15, 2006
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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