Triclopyr Application Timing and Concentration Influence Low Volume Basal Bark Efficacy on Chinese Privet

By Stephen F. Enloe, Sarah E. O'Sullivan, Nancy J. Loewenstein, Eve Brantley, and Dwight Lauer (2016) Invasive Plant Science and Management.

Chinese privet  (Ligustrum sinense) is an invasive shrub that commonly infests roadsides and bottomland forests across the southeastern United States.  A study was initiated to examine optimal triclopyr concentrations and application timings for the low volume basal bark method. Results of the study indicate that triclopyr is an effective treatment for Chinese privet control, but efficacy is influenced by concentration, application timing, and plant size.