Restoration & Management
In addition to prescribed fire, land managers are increasingly turning to herbicides for managing competition in forest lands. In some situations, such as elimination of invasive exotic plant species like cogongrass, selective herbicides are the only tools that will achieve successful results.
Herbicide is a powerful tool, but it is important to use the right chemical for the job. Read the label and make sure the active ingredient will not negatively impact planted longleaf and/or any desirable groundcover species that occur in the treated area.
For more in-depth information about herbicide use, please consider attending our Longleaf 201 - Herbicides & Longleaf Academy.