Canadian Forest Service Publications

Ecologically-based weed management for the 21st century: Biological control of forest weeds by a mycoherbicide agent, Chondrostereum purpureum. 2001. Prasad, R.P.; Kushwaha, S. Pages 348-352 in Proceedings I: The 18th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference, May 28-June 2, 2001, Beijing, P.R. China. [s.n.], [ S. l. ].

Year: 2001

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 21015

Language: English

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Abstract

Use of chemical pesticides in the forest has led to public concerns in Canada and an alternative tool, use of a bioherbicide based on (Chondrostereum purpureum) was found to be effective against some hardwood weeds. Field experiments carried out for a decade with this product shows good promise in suppression of resprouting in aspen (Populus tremuloides) Sitka alder (Alnus viridis) red alder (Alnus rubra) and in enhanced growth of the lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) in British Columbia. Preliminary experiments conducted under greenhouse conditions demonstrated that this bioherbicide is equally effective in suppressing resprouting in Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius).