An economic evaluation of the use of Oust for herbaceous weed control in loblolly pine plantations

Busby, R.L.

Southern journal of applied forestry 16(1): 40-47


Accession: 002562120

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Herbaceous weed control using Oust (sulfometuron methyl) is economically efficient in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations given reasonable expectations about the long-term effect of the treatment on stand growth. Increases in the sizes of the growth increments following treatment that have been reported in the literature, and the economic returns this analysis shows are possible, indicate that investment in herbaceous weed control can be a prudent silvicultural option.