CHEMICAL CONTROL OF VEGETATION

The application of granular and pelletized soil sterilants and the application of dormant sprays with hormone-type chemicals for brush control was investigated. Two methods of dry application were used, broadcast by hand or spray gun, and basal where the product was placed by hand around each stem. The broadcast method did not give satisfactory results. The basal application was effective but too expensive. The dormant spray procedure often proved superior to foliage application. No one spray system answered all brush problems. A full program should consist of both foliage and dormant applications followed by spot clean up with dry materials. New equipment developed includes an air blast outfit which propels the stream from spray nozzles at high velocity to increase coverage and an air ejector for granular or pelletized chemicals.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1962-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 596-597
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 63 N
    • Issue Number: 570
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM