Mesquite [<i>Prosopis juliflora</i> (Sw.) DC.]

TitleMesquite [Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC.]
Publication TypeGovernment Report
Year of Publication1966
AuthorsHerbel C.H.
PublisherU.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of the Interior, Chemical Control of Range Weeds, Interagency Report
Keywordsdescription, government publication, mesquite, plant treatment, Prosopis juliflora
AbstractMesquite--On sandy soils in southern New. Mexico and western Texas, individual plant treatments with fenuron pellets and monuron powder have consistently given high plant skills. Fenuron-trichloroacetate (TCA), monuron-TCA, and tricblorobenzoic acid are less effective. Effective on sandy soils is an individual plant treatment of 1 gram of active ingredient of fenuron pellets or monuron powder for each foot of canopy diameter. The materials should be well scattered around the base of the plant. Since these materials are desensitized by light and high temperatures, it is important that the materials be applied just prior to or in the early part of an expected rainy season. This method is economical in controlling sparse stands (up to 75 plants per acre) of mesquite on sandy soils in southern New Mexico and western Texas.