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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Issue 42 (1960) Effect of Soil Fumigation in the Nursery on Growth of Loblolly Pine Seedlings and Control of Weeds

Effect of Soil Fumigation in the Nursery on Growth of Loblolly Pine Seedlings and Control of Weeds

Methyl bromide and Vapam as general soil fumigants for the control of fungi, nematodes, and weeds have been widely tested in forest nurseries (Briscoe and Strickland, 1956; Clifford, 1951; Foster, 1956; Henry, 1951; Hill, 1955; Stoeckeler, 1951; Wycoff, 1952). The excellent and consistent results obtained with m ethyl bromide to control weeds and increase total plantable seedlings make it probable that this fumigant would be in wider use were it not for the large amount of hand labor involved. The limited area that can be fumigated daily is also a serious drawback, since the soil is not warm enough for fumigation until planting time has almost arrived, and bad weather may prevent treatment.


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Author(s): Charles S. Hodges, Jr.

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 42 (1960)