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Nursery Costs and Benefits of Container-Grown Southern Pine Seedlings

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Loblolly (Pinus taeda L.) and slash pine (P. elliottii Engelm.) seedlings can be grown in Number 2 Styroblock containers in timber-truss greenhouses for essentially the same cost per thousand as bare-root seedlings, if construction of a new nursery is contemplated. Because of the time required to expand a bare-root nursery, every additional dollar spent to expand output using a container facility at the existing location is rewarded with $5.90 in present-worth benefits.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Economist, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication date: 1982-05-01

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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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