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Home Publications Nursery Manuals Forest Nursery Manual—Bareroot Chapter 9: Nursery Soil Organic Matter - Management and Importance

Chapter 9: Nursery Soil Organic Matter - Management and Importance

Organic matter is important in nursery management because of its favorable effects on the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the soil. Organic matter may be added by incorporating into the soil either cover or green manure crops grown on the site or organic amendments brought from elsewhere. Some constituents of organic matter decompose very quickly and others much more slowly, but both types are important in maintaining favorable soil conditions and productivity.


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Author(s): Charles B. Davey

Publication: Nursery Manuals - Forest Nursery Manual—Bareroot

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