Weed control and vegetation management by herbicides

Haggar, R.J.

Amenity Grassland; an Ecological Perspective ed by I H Rorison and R Hunt: 163-173


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The use of herbicides for vegetation management is reviewed, starting with a definition of what constitutes a weed in amenity grassland. The aims and methods of weed control in sports turf and other non-agricultural grassland, including country parks and nature reserves, and the role of herbicides in management of these areas are discussed. Possible applications of techniques developed for agricultural grasslands (slot-seeding and the use of low vol. herbicide sprays to adjust the balance of species in a sward) are considered.