A Regional Study on the Influence of Woody and Herbaceous Competition on Early Loblolly Pine Growth

  • Authors: Miller, James H.; Zutter, Bruce R.; Zedaker, Shepard M.; Edward, M. Boyd; Haywood, James D.
  • Publication Year: 1991
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 15 (1991) : 169-179

Abstract

A common study design has been installed at 14 locatoins Southwide to track the growth of loblolly pine established with four different competition control treatments: (a) no control, (b) woody control, (c) herbaceous control, and (d) total control after site preparation. This regionwide investigation is the Competition Omission Monitoring Project (COMP). During the first 5 years, the general pine response by treatment has been greater growth in height, diamter, and volume index as follows: total control > herbaceous control > woody control > no control. Generally, diameter growth was more responsive than height to vegetation control treatments.

  • Citation: Miller, James H.; Zutter, Bruce R.; Zedaker, Shepard M.; Edward, M. Boyd; Haywood, James D. 1991. A Regional Study on the Influence of Woody and Herbaceous Competition on Early Loblolly Pine Growth. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 15 (1991) : 169-179
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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