Effects of weed and grass control on the establishment of Fraxinus excelsior L.

  • N. Culleton Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford.
  • M. Bulfin Teagasc, Kinsealy, Co. Dublin.
Keywords: Fraxinus excelsior L., ash, weed control, soil moisture, grass, forest protection.

Abstract

Fraxinus excelsior L. was planted at Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford in a loam to clay loam soil which had previously been used for intensive beef production. Weed control, using glyphosate, was practised on part of the site for three consecutive years , the rest remained untreated. A marked increase in tree height and quality occurred in the treated plots. It is suggested that vegetation competing for moisture , rather than nutrients, was the main reason for the poor growth in the control plots.
Published
1992-11-01
How to Cite
Culleton, N., & Bulfin, M. (1992). Effects of weed and grass control on the establishment of Fraxinus excelsior L. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9704
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