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Arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculation following biocide treatment improves Calocedrus decurrens survival and growth in nursery and outplanting sites

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Commercial production of tree seedlings often includes various biocidal soil treatments for disease control. Such treatments can be effective in eliminating or reducing disease organisms in the soil, but may also eliminate non-targeted beneficial soil organisms, such as mycorrhizal fungi, that improve seedling performance, both in the nursery as well as the outplanted environment.

Panel Discussion: Using Shielded Sprayers to Control Weeds in Nursery Beds

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Shielded sprayers have proven to be more effective than mechanical-type machines at controlling weeds in hardwood crops. Hand weeding times are reduced significantly, lowering costs and saving time for nursery personnel to do other jobs.Individual papers from this publication

Panel Discussion: Cover Crops Used at Georgia Forestry Commission Flint River and Walker Nurseries

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Flint River Nursery, located near Montezuma, Georgia, has used rye, wheat, brown top millet, and sorghum sudan grass for cover crops. Flint River has just begun to return to a summer cover crop situation. At Walker Nursery, located near Reidsville, Georgia, certified rye has been sown by the State Department of Corrections (DOC) for their harvesting, with a benefit to both DOC and the nursery.

Panel Discussion: Cover Crops Used at Vallonia Nursery, Indiana Division of Forestry

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
The use of cover crops is one essential step in management of nursery soils. Cover crops serve many different purposes within the soil. First, cover crops help in reducing erosion by stabilizing soil. Second, cover crops can be used as a visual guide to nutrient deficiencies in fields prior to sowing seedling crops. Most important, cover crops build organic matter, which has a positive effect on seedling growth.

Panel Discussion: Weed Control Practices in Seedbeds of Deciduous Trees and Shrubs in the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Nursery Program

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
A summary of weed control practices used in seedbeds of deciduous species at Indiana Department of Natural Resources nurseries is presented.Individual papers from this publication

Mechanized Symmetrical Sowing

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
With hundreds of variables to investigate, and thousands of combinations, seldom is there found such appeal to the investigator as an organism’s response to density. Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) was grown at several levels of seedbed density and sowing configurations in order to display unique contrasts between consequent morphological traits, expense investments, and respective grades in revenue potential.

Panel Discussion: Weed Management

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Successful weed management must be an incorporation of techniques and ideas. Habitual practices of cleaning equipment, using the proper cover crop, spraying small amounts of herbicides early and more often, timing of applications, and the use of the correct mulch/resin are all important lines of attack in keeping the nursery free of competing vegetation.

Use of Cover Crops in Hardwood Production

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Cover crops are as essential a practice in hardwood production as in pine production or any other nursery operation. Without proper cover crop rotation in a nursery plan, we open ourselves up to an array of problems: more diseases, wrong pH, more weeds, reduced fertility, and less downward percolation of soil moisture due, in part, to compaction.

Establishing big sagebrush and other shrubs from planting stock

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2015
Bareroot or container seedlings can be used to quickly re-establish big sagebrush and other native shrubs in situations where direct seeding is not feasible or unlikely to succeed. Guidelines are provided for developing a planting plan and timeline, arranging for seedling production, and installing and managing outplantings.

Target seedling strategies for intensively managed plantations in the Oregon Coast Range

Publications Posted on: February 27, 2012
The target Douglas-fir seedling for outplanting on Roseburg Resources Company timberlands is a least-cost, large [stem] caliper 1- to 2-year old bareroot (>8 mm) or container (>6 mm) seedling with good form, high root growth potential, and the ability to withstand browse without the use of browse deterrents.

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