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    Author(s): Brian D. Beheler; Charles H. Michler
    Date: 2013
    Source: In: Van Sambeek, J.W.; Jackson, Elizabeth A.; Coggeshall, Mark V.; Thomas, Andrew L.; Michler, Charles H. eds. 2013. Managing fine hardwoods after a half century of research: Proceedings of the Seventh Walnut Council Research Symposium; 2011 August 1-3; Madison, WI. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-115. Newtown Square, PA; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 68-73.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Control of competing vegetation is an important early cultural practice that can improve survival and vigor in hardwood tree plantings. The type of program used depends on landowner objectives, species of weeds present, equipment available, and types of herbicides available. Pre-planting planning can greatly increase effectiveness of an herbicide program for the first several critical years. Basic knowledge of weed species, herbicide modes of action, calibration of equipment, and herbicides available is essential to having an effective program. Although there have been few changes in the types of herbicide available in recent years, a couple of new labels have expanded the options for controlling weeds in hardwood tree plantings.

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    Beheler, Brian D.; Michler, Charles H. 2013. Herbicides practices in hardwood plantings. In: Van Sambeek, J.W.; Jackson, Elizabeth A.; Coggeshall, Mark V.; Thomas, Andrew L.; Michler, Charles H. eds. 2013. Managing fine hardwoods after a half century of research: Proceedings of the Seventh Walnut Council Research Symposium; 2011 August 1-3; Madison, WI. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-115. Newtown Square, PA; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 68-73.

    Keywords

    Juglans, plantation culture, nut production

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