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Title: What's New With Nurseries and Reforestation Projects at the Missoula Technology and Development Center

Author: Vachowski, Brian;

Date: 2006

Source: In: Riley, L.E.; Dumroese, R.K.; Landis, T.D., tech. coords. 2006. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2005. Proc. RMRS-P-43. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 102-107

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Description: The USDA Forest Service Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) offers technical expertise, technology transfer, and new equipment development to Federal, State, and private forest nurseries. Current and recently completed projects at MTDC include a nursery soil moisture meter, remote data collection systems, low cost weather stations, electronic soil penetrometers, reforestation toolbox Web site, shielded herbicide sprayer, synthetic fabrics to wrap seedlings, Styroblock™ sterilizer, whitebark pine seed scarifier, improved forbs seed harvester brushes, economic fencing to exclude wildlife from sensitive areas, and a cuttings preparation saw.

Keywords: nursery equipment, whitebark pine, sterilizing equipment, soil compaction, herbicide, electric fencing

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Vachowski, Brian 2006. What''s New With Nurseries and Reforestation Projects at the Missoula Technology and Development Center. In: Riley, L.E.; Dumroese, R.K.; Landis, T.D., tech. coords. 2006. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2005. Proc. RMRS-P-43. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 102-107

 


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