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Site Prep and Weed Control 

After a stand has been harvested, landowners typically gear up for the next potential stand by conducting a series of mechanical and chemical operations known as "site prep".  With the relatively inexpensive cost of chemical site prep with the growth of technology, many more landowners are starting to consider their options.

Dr. Dave Moorhead from the University of Georgia has provided a summary of the different chemical applications and treatments available to landowners in his document, FOREST HERBICIDES.


The USDA Forest Service has also published a handbook that details herbicide application by hand in their work entitled Handcrew Application Methods.

Landowners considering chemical site prep work should contact a local State Forester or County Extension Agent.  Always follow label instructions on the herbicide.

Precautionary Statement

In order to protect people and the environment, herbicides and pesticides should be used safely. This is everyone's responsibility, especially the user. Read and follow label directions carefully before you buy, mix, apply, store, or dispose of a pesticide. According to laws regulating pesticides, they must be used only as directed by the label. Persons who do not obey the law will be subject to penalties.

Disclaimer Statement

Pesticides recommended in this publication were registered for the prescribed uses when printed. Pesticide registrations are continuously being reviewed. Should registration of a recommended pesticide be cancelled, the University of Tennessee would no longer recommend it.

Use of trade or brand names in this publication is for clarity and information; it does not imply approval of the product to the exclusion of others, which may be of similar, suitable composition, nor does it guarantee or warrant the standard of the product.


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