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Master of Science (MS)
Robert G. Wagner
The long-term effect on the development of spruce-fir stands in Maine from combinations of herbicide (Glyphosate, Triclopyr, 2,4-D, 2,4,5-T, MSMA, Picloram, Water, and Control) and precommercial thinning (PCT and no PCT) treatments was examined 22 years after herbicide application and 13 years after PCT. The mean IRR for the herbicide treatments with no thinning was 8.2%. For PCT only the IRR was 6.3%. The mean IRR for plots receiving both herbicide and PCT treatments was 5.8%. Therefore, the rate of return for both herbicide and PCT and combinations of the two treatments would be acceptable to many investors.
Daggett, R. Howard, "Long-Term Effects of Herbicide and Precommercial Thinning Treatments on Species Composition, Stand Structure, and Net Present Value in Spruce-Fir Stands in Maine: The Austin Pond Study" (2003). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 464.