USE OF WEEDICIDES IN THE NURSERY
Weed eradication and control have always been a major problem for nurserymen producing ornamental trees and shrubs. As growing media and nutritional programs have improved over the years providing better plant growth, weeds have also prospered. In field production, cultivation to prevent weeds is possible but pulling of the weeds by hand is very slow and expensive particularly with escalating wages. Also the cost of maintaining weed-free pathways or tracks has become astronomical.
In order to beat the ever increasing weed situation in nurseries, Casuron granules, Roundup, Tenoran and Gesatop (Simazine) were used in weed control experiments during 1980 with the following results.
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