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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Issue 26 (1956) Late Winter Prelifting Fertilization of Loblolly Seedbeds

Late Winter Prelifting Fertilization of Loblolly Seedbeds

During the 1955 planting season the Tallahatchie Research Center studied the effects of prelifting winter fertilization of nursery seedbeds on survival and early growth of normal loblolly seedlings planted on adverse sites in north Mississippi. The fertilizer amendment as applied in this study decreased first-year survival, but had no apparent effect on vigor or height growth. The study was installed in cooperation with the Yazoo-Little Tallahatchie Flood Prevention Project and the Ashe Nursery at Brooklyn, Miss. The purpose was to explore promising leads obtained from unpublished planting studies conducted at North Carolina State College. Early results of the Carolina studies indicated that proper winter fertilization of normal and of yellow "chlorotic" loblolly pine seedlings, shortly prior to lifting, might improve vigor, survival, growth, and especially root development.

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Author(s): S. J. Ursic

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 26 (1956)