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Recent Technology and Development at the Forest Service Nurseries

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Technology and Development (T&D) program works on a variety of projects for the reforestation, nurseries, and genetics programs. During the past few years, the T&D program has developed a tree planter pulled by a utility terrain vehicle and a seed dryer designed to dry small quantities of seed. Midmount tractors were evaluated to compare their cost and usefulness with rear- and front-mount tractors. After building a steam room for one of the USDA Forest Service nurseries, T&D developed design guidelines that could be applied to build steam rooms from new or existing facilities. Finally, the T&D program has been helping the USDA Forest Service nurseries update their data management systems. This paper was presented at a joint meeting of the Northeast Forest and Conservation Nursery Association and Southern Forest Nursery Association (Williamsburg, VA, July 21–24, 2014) and a joint meeting of the Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association, the Intermountain Container Seedling Growers Association, and the Intertribal Nursery Council (Boise, ID, September 9–11, 2014).


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Author(s): Ed Messerlie, Gary Kees

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 58, Number 2 (2015)

Event: Joint Meeting of the Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association, the Intermountain Container Seedling Growers Association, and the Intertribal Nursery Council
2014 - Boise, Idaho

Volume: 58

Number: 2

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