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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 1981 Maintaining soil fertility in forest nurseries in the prairie provinces

Maintaining soil fertility in forest nurseries in the prairie provinces

The six largest forest nurseries in the prairie provinces occupy a total of 358 ha and together produce 34 million bare-root seedlings annually. Soil properties vary. Most have a suitable texture and organic matter content, but most also have unsuitably high pH and salinity. Soil fertility is maintained through the application of amendments such as green manure, sphagnum peat, sand, sulfur, and sulfuric acid as well as fertilizers. It is suggested that more intensive monitoring of the seedling production system be pursued in future in order to compensate as much as possible for variation in stock quality due to weather.


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Author(s): Ivor K. Edwards

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1981

Event: Proceedings of the 1981 Intermountain Nurserymen's Association meeting
1981 - Edmonton, Alberta