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Picloram …a promising new herbicide for control of woody plant


J. R. Goodin
L. R. Green
V. W. Brown

Authors Affiliations

J. R. Goodin is Assistant Agronomist, Department of Agronomy, University of California, Riverside; L. R. Green is Fuel-Break Project Leader, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, U. S. Forest Service, Riverside; V. W. Brown is Farm Advisor, San Diego County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 20(2):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v020n02p10. February 1966.

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IN MORE THAN 20 years of research on the chemical control of plant growth, many hundreds of compounds with herbicidal activity have been tested on woody plants and then fallen into obscurity. The standard of comparison for all new chemicals has been and remains 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and related chemicals. Their physiological activity, although less than desired, is superior to any other compounds screened.

Goodin J, Green L, Brown V. 1966. Picloram …a promising new herbicide for control of woody plant. Hilgardia 20(2):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v020n02p10
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