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Effects of Seed Orchard Fertilization on Seed and Seedling Characteristics of Four Longleaf Pine Families

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Seed orchard treatments involving high levels of nitrogen fertilization decreased percent filled seed and seed germination in four open-pollinated families from a longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) seed orchard. While fertilizer increased seed weights, it was of no apparent benefit to seedling size 5½ months after sowing.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Tree Improvement Project Forester, North Carolina Division of Forest Resources, Clayton

Publication date: 1981-08-01

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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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