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Repeated Fertilization Fails to Stimulate Cone Production in Young Loblolly Pine Stand

The use of chemical fertilizers to increase cone crops in seed production areas has been the subject of numerous studies. However, a brief review of the literature shows that results of trial applications of fertilizers are still inconclusive and vary widely with species and sites. In fact, under certain conditions, the response to fertilization may produce results contrary to those desired. This proved the case in a 5-year study aimed at increasing cone production in a young loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) seed production area in southern Illinois.


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Author(s): John A. Pitcher

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 23, Number 4 (1972)

Volume: 23

Number: 4

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