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2 Planning for Chemical Site Preparation

Planning for chemical site preparation begins with problem identification or assessment of potential vegetation problems at the pre- and post-harvest stages. This is followed by selection of a treatment method. Selection considerations will include: treatment cost; effect of the method on workers, bystanders, crop trees, and the environment (water, fish and wildlife resources); and the potential for obtaining the necessary permits. Planning must include on site monitoring, post-treatment assessment, and prescription evaluation. The evaluation should assess whether reforestation objectives were met. For detailed explanations on each of these steps, see Otchere-Boateng and Herring [in Lavender, et al., 1990] and Herbicide Field Handbook, FRDA Handbook 006 by Otchere-Boateng [1990].


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