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Title: Lime-amended growing medium causes seedling growth distortions
Author: Dumroese, R. Kasten; Thompson, Gale; Wenny, David L.
Source: Tree Planters' Notes. 41(3): 12-17.
Publication Series: Other
Description: Although a commercial growing medium with incorporated agricultural lime had been successfully used for years, it caused growth distortion of coniferous and deciduous seedlings during 1988. Seedlings grown in the amended medium were stunted and chlorotic, often with disfigured needles and multiple tops. Seedlings grown in the same medium without incorporated lime grew normally. These symptoms are attributed to a nutritional problem caused by dolomitic limestone in the medium.
Keywords: commercial growing medium, agricultural lime, coniferous seedlings, deciduous seedlings
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Dumroese, R. Kasten; Thompson, Gale; Wenny, David L. 1990. Lime-amended growing medium causes seedling growth distortions. Tree Planters' Notes. 41(3): 12-17.
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