Urea Fertilization: Effects on Primary Root Mortality and Mycorrhizal Development of Young-Growth Western Hemlock
Authors: Gill, R.; Lavender, D. P.
Source: Forest Science, Volume 29, Number 4, 1 December 1983 , pp. 751-760(10)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Urea fertilization of hemlock stands increases mortality of mycorrhizae and changes relative populations of mycorrhizal types. The magnitude of this fertilizer-induced mortality varies among stands as a function of vertical distribution of mycorrhizal numbers and types. Thus, the differential growth among hemlock stands after nitrogen fertilization may be due, at least in part, to differences in hemlock's primary roots. Forest Sci. 29:751-760.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor of Forest Science, School of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331
Publication date: 1 December 1983
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