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Forests 2014, 5(7), 1584-1595;

Methods for Rapid Screening in Woody Plant Herbicide Development

Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, 228 Cheatham Hall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Dow AgroSciences LLC, 3425 Elk Creek Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073, USA
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Received: 14 May 2014 / Revised: 14 June 2014 / Accepted: 25 June 2014 / Published: 4 July 2014
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Methods for woody plant herbicide screening were assayed with the goal of reducing resources and time required to conduct preliminary screenings for new products. Rapid screening methods tested included greenhouse seedling screening, germinal screening, and seed screening. Triclopyr and eight experimental herbicides from Dow AgroSciences (DAS 313, 402, 534, 548, 602, 729, 779, and 896) were tested on black locust, loblolly pine, red maple, sweetgum, and water oak. Screening results detected differences in herbicide and species in all experiments in much less time (days to weeks) than traditional field screenings and consumed significantly less resources (<500 mg acid equivalent per herbicide per screening). Using regression analysis, various rapid screening methods were linked into a system capable of rapidly and inexpensively assessing herbicide efficacy and spectrum of activity. Implementation of such a system could streamline early-stage herbicide development leading to field trials, potentially freeing resources for use in development of beneficial new herbicide products. View Full-Text
Keywords: rapid greenhouse screen; rapid seed screen; forestry; industrial vegetation management rapid greenhouse screen; rapid seed screen; forestry; industrial vegetation management
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Stanley, W.; Zedaker, S.; Seiler, J.; Burch, P. Methods for Rapid Screening in Woody Plant Herbicide Development. Forests 2014, 5, 1584-1595.

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