A presentation of strategies for managing woody plants and using research data to select the most appropriate control methods. It analyzes the responses of over 370 North American woody plants to commercially available herbicides. The authors provide methods to manage woody plants that interfere with recreation, watershed yield, animal and plant diversity, resource conservation, wildlife and livestock needs, and wood production on grazing, forest, and related land.
Table of Contents
Significance and botanical nature of woody plants; history and development of woody plant management; herbicide development; chemistry and properties of herbicides used; herbicide application technology; herbicide residues and impact on the environment; herbicide toxicology and safety; the phenoxy herbicide controversy; herbicide fate and activity in woody plants; herbicide spray drift, vapour, and residue effects on crop plants; ecological impact of woody plant management; the response of woody plants to herbicides; economics of woody plant management; nonchemical methods of woody plant control; growing woody plants for experimental purposes; future trends, needs, and priorities.
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