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Competition Impacts on Growth of Naturally Regenerated Loblolly Pine SeedlingsAuthor(s): Michael D. Cain
Source: Res. Note SO-345. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionIntrusive competition control was used for 3 years in a nuturally regenerated, even-aged stand of loblolly and shortleaf pines (Pinus taeda L. and P. echinata Mill.) in southern Arkansas. Treatments included: no competition control, woody competition control, herbaceous competition control, and total control of nonpine vegetation. Control of gerbaceous vegetation resulted in statistically significant pine growth gains in height, groudline diameter, and volume per tree. Control of only woody competition did no improve pine growth compared to untreated checks.
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CitationCain, Michael D. 1988. Competition Impacts on Growth of Naturally Regenerated Loblolly Pine Seedlings. Res. Note SO-345. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
KeywordsHerbaceous competition control, herbicides, Pinus taeda L., P. echinata Mill., woody competition control
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