Allowable Concentration of Commercial Fertilizer Salts in Composts Used in Forest Nurseries

Authors: Wilde, S. A.; Krumm, C. J.

Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 44, Number 9, 1 September 1946 , pp. 662-665(4)

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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The results of this study indicate that 50 to 60 pounds of total fertilizer salts per cubic yard of composted organic matter is an average desirable concentration considering microbiological, nutritional, and economic aspects. The advantages and shortcomings of nursery composts with varying concentrations of salts are discussed.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Soil Conservationist, Soil Conservation Service, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.,

Publication date: September 1, 1946

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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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