Soil-contact decay tests using small blocks a procedural analysis

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory in [Madison, Wis.] .

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  • Wood preservatives -- Testing,
  • Fungicides

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Other titlesSoil contact decay tests using small blocks
StatementRodney C. DeGroot ... [et al.] ; in cooperation with the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
SeriesResearch paper FPL -- RP-571, Research paper FPL -- 571
ContributionsDeGroot, Rodney C, United States. Federal Highway Administration, Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p. :
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Open LibraryOL14481377M
OCLC/WorldCa38969948

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Using laboratory decay tests compared with field tests to evaluate wood preservatives, the use of small-volume wood blocks in laboratory soil-jar decay studies holds promise as a rapid method to evaluate new preservatives in a variety of wood species (Bravery ; Scheffer and others). The study herein was initiated to (1) characterize the.

Get this from a library. Soil-contact decay tests using small blocks: a procedural analysis. [Rodney C DeGroot; James W Evans; Paul G Forsyth; Camille M Freitag; Jeffrey J Morrell; United States. Department of Agriculture.; United States.

Federal Highway Administration.; Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)] -- Much discussion has been held regarding the merits of laboratory decay tests compared.

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