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Effect of Two Phosphate Fertilizers on Yield, Financial Yield, and Wood Quality of Radiata Pine

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A significant response to phosphate fertilizers has been obtained in a plantation of Pinus radiata on a poor site. A marked increase in yield of merchantable timber and in profit were obtained in phosphate-treated trees. No differences of practical significance were found between treatments in respect to the wood properties, basic density, latewood, and mean tracheid length. It is concluded that phosphate fertilizers can be used on some poor sites to achieve moderately high growth rates without causing deterioration of certain important wood propreties.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Officers, Forestry Commission of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Publication date: 1968-09-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
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