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Development of bioherbicides for integrated weed management in forestry. 1993. Prasad, R.P. Pages 269-274 (Vol. 1) in Integrated weed management for sustainable agriculture, Proceedings: International symposium of the Indian Society of Weed Science. November 18-20, 1993, Hisar, India,. Indian Society of Weed Science, Hisar, India.

Year: 1993

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3328

Language: English

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As is the case in agriculture, forest weeds also interfere with the productivity of conifer plantations and reduce the yield and quality of produce. Even though chemical herbicides are found to be most cost-effective and efficacious in the management of forest weeds, growing political and environmental concerns have necessitated the search for alternatives. Biological control particularly the use of bioherbicides seems to offer great promise. One mycoherbicide (Chondrostereum purpureum) has been investigated and found to be effective against several hardwood weeds. The merits and demerits of use of biological control methods and the integration of the bioherbicides with other available options, are discussed.