Forest herbicide application provides gains in seedling survival and growth rates by allocating water, nutrients and sunlight to the crop trees. Herbicide use also reduces fire hazard and improves access to timber stands. It can also be used to manipulate and improve wildlife habitat and to control invasive plants.

HERBICIDES

HERBICIDES SECTIONS:

Forest Herbicides
This table created by Dr. David Moorhead with the University of Georgia details many of the common herbicides used in forest management.

 

Environmental Safety of Forestry Herbicides
This publication examines the case for using herbicides in forestry in a environmentaly safe manner.

 

Chemical versus Mechanical Site Preparation in Loblolly Pine Stand Management
Stand establishment is a very critical decision-making phase in the life of a pine plantation. Site preparation (chemical, mechanical, combinations with or without burning), species selection, seedling genetics, seedling size, weed control, fertilization, and spacing decisions made prior to, during, and soon after planting have long-term effects on stand survival, growth, wood yields, rotation age, and products grown.


Growth Response and Economics of Herbaceous Weed Control in Loblolly Pine Stand Management
Stand establishment is a very critical decision-making phase in the life of a pine plantation. Site preparation (chemical, mechanical, combinations with or without burning), species selection, seedling genetics, seedling size, weed control, fertilization, and spacing decisions made prior to, during, and soon after planting have long-term effects on stand survival, growth, wood yields, rotation age, and products grown.


Competition Control in Slash Pine (Pinus Ellitotti Engelm.) Plantations
Harvesting intensity impacts the composition of the post-harvest recolonizing community and thereby influences the method and quality of post-harvest site preparation and resultant slash pine ( Pinus elliottii Engelm.) response. Knowledge of the composition of the competitor community, growth state of the competition, and the efficacy and duration of the treatment contributes to appropriate treatment selection. A variety of chemical or mechanical treatments are available for pre-plant, post-plant or midrotation slash pine competitor control. Slash pine responds to weed control, bedding, and fertilization with significant increases in basal area, and total and merchantable volume per acre on many spodosols and nonspodosols. These treatments are the standard for contemporary slash pine plantation management. Control of arborescent, woody shrub, and herbaceous species is a vital part of increased slash pine plantation productivity.


Herbaceous Weed Control Recommendations for Planted Loblolly Pine Sites

Herbaceous Weed Control Recommendations for Planted Longleaf Sites

Herbaceous Weed Control Recommendations for Planted Slash Pine Sites

Herbaceous Weed Control Checklist to Minimize Damage to Pine Seedlings