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Effects of Fertilization on Healthy and Pitch Canker-Infected Pines

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The addition of large amounts of nitrogen plus phosphorus fertilizer to a slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. elliottii Engelm.) stand infected with pitch canker increased mortality and decreased tree growth. The addition of nitrogen or phosphorus alone, small amounts of nitrogen plus phosphorus, or nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium and micronutrients together neither increased mortality nor decreased tree growth.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Manager, Miami Corporation, Osteen, Florida

Publication date: May 1, 1981

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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