Canadian Forest Service Publications

Some aspects of biological control of weeds in forestry. 1992. Prasad, R.P. Pages 398-402 in Proceedings of the first international weed control congress, February 17-21, 1992, Melbourne, Australia. Weed Science Society of Victoria Inc., Melbourne.

Year: 1992

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3283

Language: English

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Interference by forest weeds reduces both the yield and the quality of produce in coniferous plantations. Even though chemical herbicides are used to manage forest weeds, growing political and environmental concerns have necessitated the search for alternative methods. Biological control offers great promise but no successful bioagent is currently available. The bioherbicides (mycoherbicide) approach has been tried experimentally; the merits and demerits of this method together with the special features of forest weeds are discussed in this paper.