The use of herbicides in Irish State forests.

  • E. Griffin Research Branch, Forest and Wildlife Service, Sidmonton Place, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Keywords: Herbicides, State forests, weedkiller, forest protection, herbicide applicators, herbicide application costs.


A brief account is given on the history of the use of herbicides in State forests. The differentiation into contact, translocated and residual herbicides is explained. This is followed by a description of the attributes of the main herbicides and quantities presently being used by the Forest and Wildlife Service and their recommended rates of use. The types of applicators used are also referred to.
How to Cite
Griffin, E. (1986) “The use of herbicides in Irish State forests.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 18April2024).