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The Effect of Non-Legume Green Manure Upon the Fertility of Forest Nursery Soils

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No appreciable improvement in the fertility of nursery soils is likely to be obtained by rotations with non-legumes unless a complete fertilizer is applied prior to seeding the green manure crop. Green manuring by means of a "catch crop" converts the commercial fertilizers into plant tissue thereby reducing the loss of nutrients by leaching. This conversion also eliminates any danger of chemical injury to the roots of seedlings by the soluble salts, and promotes the production of physiologically balanced nursery stock.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station

Publication date: May 1, 1941

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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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