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Soil Mapping and Testing

To manage a modern forest tree seedling nursery properly, one needs some knowledge of the soil resource and its variation within the nursery. A soils map fulfills this need, and enables managers to utilize the resource effectively. Soils maps help nursery managers delineate locations where limiting factors such as shallow depth, poor drainage, salt slicks, or the presence of stones impair crop growth. A soils map is the basis for all soil sampling. Soil nutrient content measured in these samples gives some basis for annual fertilizer prescriptions.

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Author(s): Randy Selig

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1985

Event: Intermountain Nurseryman's Association Meeting
1985 - Fort Collins, CO