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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 2008 From Lifting to Planting: Root Dip Treatments Affect Survival of Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)

From Lifting to Planting: Root Dip Treatments Affect Survival of Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)

Starkey, T. E. and South, D. B. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Proceedings RMRS-P-58. p.90-94. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Association - 2008. 2009.

Hydrogels and clay slurries are the materials most commonly applied to roots of pines in the southern United States. Most nursery managers believe such applications offer a form of “insurance” against excessive exposure during planting. The objective of this study was to examine the ability of root dip treatments to: (1) support fungal growth; and (2) protect roots from injury during exposure for 1, 2, or 4 hours.


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Author(s): Tom E. Starkey, David B. South

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 2008

Event: Southern Forest Nursery Association
2008 - Asheville, North Carolina

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