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Effect of High Rate Fertilizer Treatments of Nursery Stock Upon Its Survival and Growth in the Field

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In farming or gardening the results of fertilizer applications are judged chiefly on the basis of general development of plants or weights of the crop produced. In forest nursery practice the increase in dry weights of seedlings is only the initial and often the simplest phase of the fertilization problem. Fertilizer treatments influence the external features, as well as the internal physiological characteristics of seedlings, and may have either a beneficial or detrimental effect upon the eventual survival and growth of plantations. The potential vigor of planting stock is affected by the amount of fertilizer salts and the proportion of various nutrient constituents or the fertilizer balance.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Department of Conservation

Publication date: October 1, 1940

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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