Effect of site preparation and vegetation control on slash pine plantation growth

Shiver, B.D.; Rheney, J.W.; Pienaar, L.V.; Fortson, J.C.

Proceedings, Southern Weed Science Society, 39th annual meeting: 210-216

1986


Accession: 001576841

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Abstract
In a carefully controlled experiment on 4 soil types in the SE Georgia and N. Florida flatwoods region, assessment after 5 growing seasons showed average slash pine (Pinus elliottii) height and d.b.h. on intensively prepared cutover sites (fertilized, chopped, burned, bedded and herbicide-treated) were twice that of the control. Levels of infection with Cronartium fusiforme were higher on intensively treated sites but stocking levels had not been reduced.