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Effects of Compost and Stand Density Upon Longleaf and Slash Pine Nursery Stock

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Forest nurserymen frequently are faced with the problem of maintaining or increasing the productive capacity of nurseries over a period of many years. This article presents the results of a study of the use of compost (artificial manure) with longleaf and slash pine under varying conditions of stand density as a possible solution to the problem. Encouraging results were obtained, which serve to justify wider use of compost as a means of producing more and better planting stock.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Forester in charge of Cooperative Farm Forestry Research Project in the Bottomland Hardwoods, Stoneville, Miss.

Publication date: February 1, 1944

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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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