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The Use of Hydroponics in the Practice of Forestry

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Growing forest seedlings in nurseries entails a great deal of labor and time. The use of "hydroponics," or "soilless cultures," promises to accelerate the production of mature planting stock and to improve its quality. In this method, the seedlings are grown from seed in nutrient solutions in early spring and after several weeks are transplanted to nursery beds for further development and hardening. This paper reports the results of an investigation of various aspects of hydroponics in forestry practice.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chemist, Hercules Powder Company

Publication date: April 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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