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Use of Sulfometuron in Hybrid Poplar Energy PlantationsAuthor(s): Daniel A. Netzer
Source: Research Note NC-366. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionReports that low rates of sulfometuron, 70 grams per hactare (1 ounce product or 0.75 ounces active ingredient per acre), applied when hybrid poplars are completely dormant, can provide season-long weed control and increase hybrid poplar growth. If plantation access is not possible before growth activity begins in the spring, late fall application of this herbicide may be best.
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CitationNetzer, Daniel A. 1995. Use of Sulfometuron in Hybrid Poplar Energy Plantations. Research Note NC-366. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
KeywordsIntensive culture, weed control, herbicide, short rotation, biomass, dormant season.
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