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Home Publications Forest Regeneration Manual Chapter 10 - Soil and Site Potential

Chapter 10 - Soil and Site Potential

Southern pine plantation management centers on the soil resource. This chapter introduces the reader to the major soil groups and soil-vegetation associations of the South. Specific mechanisms through which soil conditions can affect seedling establishment and plantation growth are described and general relationships between soil properties and site quality reviewed. Applications of soils information in projecting plantation yield, selecting species and genotype for planting, choosing equipment, assessing insect and disease hazards, and developing fertilizer and pesticide recommendations are illustrated. Finally, means for manipulating soil conditions to increase production are suggested.

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Author(s): Lawrence A. Morris, Robert G. Campbell

Publication: Forest Regeneration Manual

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