The Effects of Herbicides in South Vietnam. Part B. Working Papers: The Effects of Herbicides on the Mangrove of South Vietnam
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
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Mangrove forests occur in the tidal zone of most low alluvial coasts and along the saltwater estuaries of streams and rivers in the tropics. In South Vietnam SVN they form an extensive vegetative cover on sediments in salt and brackish water. They hold a place of some importance in the countrys economy because of the number of products obtained from them. They also provide a breeding place for birds, wild animals, and fish, and produce organic materials that are utilized as food by offshore marine life. The fact that many of these mangrove stands have been managed is important in understanding the effects of defoliation. Such stands tend to be dominated by plants of one species and of a similar age, and consequently a herbicide application tends to affect the individual trees in a uniform manner.
- Pesticides Pollution and Control