Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): James H. Miller; Bruce R. Zutter; Shepard M. Zedaker; M. Boyd Edward; James D. Haywood
    Date: 1991
    Source: Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 15 (1991) : 169-179
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: Download Publication  (500 KB)


    A common study design has been installed at 14 locatoins Southwide to track the growth of loblolly pine established with four different competition control treatments: (a) no control, (b) woody control, (c) herbaceous control, and (d) total control after site preparation. This regionwide investigation is the Competition Omission Monitoring Project (COMP). During the first 5 years, the general pine response by treatment has been greater growth in height, diamter, and volume index as follows: total control > herbaceous control > woody control > no control. Generally, diameter growth was more responsive than height to vegetation control treatments.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Miller, James H.; Zutter, Bruce R.; Zedaker, Shepard M.; Edward, M. Boyd; Haywood, James D. 1991. A Regional Study on the Influence of Woody and Herbaceous Competition on Early Loblolly Pine Growth. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 15 (1991) : 169-179

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page