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    Author(s): Daniel G. Neary; Parshall B. Bush; Jerry L. Michael; John W. Taylor
    Date: 1986
    Source: Forestry Bulletin R8-FB/P28, June 1986
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Foresters use 2,4-D, alone or in combination with picloram, as often as any herbcide in the South. An active analog of the plant growth hormone indole acetic acid, 2,4-D is used as a In most forest soils in the South where organic matter, moisture, and temperature are adequate, 2,4-D degrades rapidly. Amine and salt tomulations most commonly used in forestry do not change readily. While 2,4-D will leach under some soil conditions, concentrations found in forest streams are infrequently detected at levels approaching the 100 ppb water quality standard.

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    Neary, Daniel G.; Bush, Parshall B.; Michael, Jerry L.; Taylor, John W., Jr. 1986. Effectiveness of 2,4-D and Picloram as Forestry Herbicides. Forestry Bulletin R8-FB/P28, June 1986

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