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Chapter 14 - Fertilization of Southern Pines at Establishment

Fertilization is a silvicultural practice used for increasing forestland productivity in the southern U.S. Effective operational use of fertilizers requires diagnostic systems, used individually or in combination, that accurately identify site nutrient status, needs, and potential responsiveness. Interactions of fertilization with other silvicultural practices such as site preparation and genetic tree improvement, and impacts of fertilization on pests, wood quality, and the environment, must be accounted for if fertilizer prescriptions are to be biologically effective and economically justified. This chapter introduces important concepts of forest nutrition and provides guidelines for fertilizing young, intensively managed southern pine plantations.

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Author(s): Eric J. Jokela, H. Lee Allen, William W. McFee

Publication: Forest Regeneration Manual

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