Economics of Direct Seeding and Planting for Establishing Oak Stands on Old-Field Sites in the South
Authors: Bullard, Steven; Hodges, John D.; Johnson, Robert L.; Straka, Thomas J.
Source: Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, Volume 16, Number 1, 1 February 1992 , pp. 34-40(7)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:On old-field sites in the South, oak stands may be established by direct seeding of acorns, or by planting seedlings. Planting seedlings costs approximately 2 1/2 times the cost of direct seeding on a per acre basis, and based on our study of overall costs and returns, we conclude that in most cases the additional costs of planting are not justified by the additional benefits. Direct seeding is therefore an economically viable alternative to planting, although success with seeding requires careful selection of species/site combinations and proper seed handling and storage. South. J. Appl. For. 16(1):34-40.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Publication date: 1992-02-01
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