Yaupon and Associated Vegetation Response to Seasonal Tebuthiuron Applications
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CitationDuncan, K. W., & Scifres, C. J. (1983). Yaupon and associated vegetation response to seasonal tebuthiuron applications. Journal of Range Management, 36(5), 568-571.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractBroadcast applications of tebuthiuron pellets (20% active ingredient [a.i.]) at 2 kg/ha (a.i.) in spring more effectively controlled yaupon than applications in summer, fall or winter on the Post Oak Savannah. Tebuthiuron applications in spring reduced the live canopy of yaupon by 80%. Tebuthiuron at 1 kg/ha did not effectively control yaupon, regardless of season of treatment. Herbaceous response to tebuthiuron was relatively slow because of lack of a seed source in the heavy yaupon covers. However, by December 1980 after applications of tebuthiuron at 2 or 4 kg/ha in spring or summer 1978, grass standing crops were significantly increased. Forb standing crops were highly variable, but there was no apparent forb reduction in 1980 of 1981 where herbicide was applied in 1978-1979.