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Timing of herbaceous weed control in lower coastal plain loblolly pine plantationsAuthor(s): Harold E. Quicke; Dwight K. Lauer
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 158-160
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionPine 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.
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CitationQuicke, 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
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