Assessment of the effect of broad-spectrum pre-emergence herbicides in poplar nurseries uri icon

abstract

  • This study examines the response of three pre-emergence herbicides (tiazopir, oxifluorfen, pendimethalin) used on unsprouted cuttings of the clone 'I-214' (Populus x euramericana). The effect of the herbicide both on the poplar and on the weeds was assessed. The three herbicides performed well in the case of both the variables (selectivity and effectiveness). The development of the trees were recorded over two growing seasons, during which there was a chemical intervention in the first year, but no treatment during the second year. A second application of these herbicides does not seem to be needed from the point of view of competition between the weeds and the cultivated crop. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • 2001
  • 2001