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Notes: Outplanting Survival and Growth of Ponderosa Pine Seedlings Inoculated with Pisolithus tinctorius in South Dakota

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Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) forms an ectomycorrhizal relationship with Pisolithus tinctorius when grown in nursery soil containing vegetative mycelia of this symbiont. The ectomycorrhizae persist for 2 years on seedlings planted on a prairie soil. Survival of ponderosa pine seedlings with P. tinctorius was 18 percent greater after two growing seasons than seedlings with mycorrhizae which developed in the nursery following soil fumigation. Although mycorrhizal treatment had no effect on seedling height or stem caliper after 2 years, a significant increase in plot volume index due to P. tinctorius was observed after the second growing season. Forest Sci. 27:277-280.

Keywords: Pinus ponderosa; afforestation; mycorrhizae

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Plant Science Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007

Publication date: June 1, 1981

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    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

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