13
Nov
Silvicum Sundsvägen 3, Alnarp

It was not better in the past – the history of Hormoslyr in Sweden

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Welcome to a seminar by Lars Östlund. Professor in Forest History, SLU Umeå. "It was not better in the past – the history of Hormoslyr in Sweden."

Lars Östlund. Professor in Forest History, SLU Umeå. It was not better in the past – the history of Hormoslyr in Sweden.

From the 1950’s and onwards large-scale spraying with herbicides, phenoxy-herbicides “agent orange”, was done in Sweden and primarily in the northern parts. The herbicides were sprayed, by airplane or from the ground, on forest stands with a large component of deciduous trees and was done to produce pure commercially valuable conifer stands. In this presentation I will talk about the history of the use of herbicides in Swedish forestry, the emerging environmental protests against it and the ecological legacy in the forest.

Facts
Time: 2019-11-13 14:00 - 15:00
City: Alnarp
Location: Silvicum Sundsvägen 3
Organiser: Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Additional info:

Matts Lindbladh Tel: 040-415196



Contact

Matts Lindbladh, Professor, Head of Deparment
Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, SLU
Matts.Lindbladh@slu.se, +46 40 415196

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