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Title: Woody competition control
Author: Lowery, Robert F.;
Source: In: Murphy, Paul A., ed. Proceedings of symposium on the shortleaf pine ecosystem; 1986 March 31-April 2; Little Rock, AR. Monticello, AR: Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service: 147-158
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Description: Control of woody competition is necessary to maintain shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.) as an important component of natural stands and to maximize shortleaf pine plantation productivity in the Southeast. Competition control is key to maximizing timber production since growth is moisture-limited over much of its range. Volume growth gains of 40% have been reported following woody competition control in mature stands. Larger stem size gains can be expected from earlier treatment provided the released stand is thinned appropriately through time. Forage production also is stimulated by woody competition control; however early herbaceous competition control will further increase pine growth gains.
Keywords: Shortleaf pine, Pinus echinata, southern pine, management, woody competition control, mechanical control, prescribed fire, herbicides,
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Lowery, Robert F. 1986. Woody competition control. In: Murphy, Paul A., ed. Proceedings of symposium on the shortleaf pine ecosystem; 1986 March 31-April 2; Little Rock, AR. Monticello, AR: Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service: 147-158.
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