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Title: Bedding and Fertilization Influence on Slash Pine Development in the Florida Sandhills

Author: Baker, James B.;

Date: 1973

Source: Forest Science 19(2):135-138

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: A field study on the infertile and droughty Lakeland sands of west Florida indicated that bedding or fertilization (134 kg P /ha as ordinary superphosphate and 90 kg N/ha as ammonium nitrate) or both increased early growth of planted slash pine ( Engelm.). Throughout the 6-year study, best growth was obtained when the treatments were combined, resulting in 6-year-old trees averaging 3.0 m in height, 4.3 cm in diameter (dbh), and containing 2690 cc of stemwood volume. These values represent increases in the respective parameters of 31, 54, and 76 percent over the control. Bedding + fertilization was also responsible for a significant shift in height class distribution, which was reflected in a greater number of larger trees per unit area. Foliar P levels were higher for trees on fertilized plots for the first 3 years after treatment, while foliar K levels were higher on bedded plots the first 2 years but lower the third year. Foliar N levels were not influenced by treatments.

Keywords: Pinus elliottii Engelm., intensive culture, height class distribution, nutrient status, foliar analysis

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Baker, James B. 1973. Bedding and Fertilization Influence on Slash Pine Development in the Florida Sandhills. Forest Science 19(2):135-138.

 


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