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Notes and Observations: Hexadecanol Applied to Foliage improves early Field Survival of Pine Planting on a Droughty Site

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One of the hexadecanols (a saturated, fatty alcohol known as cetyl alcohol) markedly reduced the loss by drought of field-planted 3-0 red pine. The site was a steep, droughty, windswept hillside of prairie soil near LaCrosse, Wis.ยน The antidesiccant was applied quite economically as a foliar dip immediately before planting. It showed no response on two less difficult, formerly forested sites with better moisture relations.
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Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Principal Soil Scientist, Lake States Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Publication date: 1966-03-01

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