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Nursery cultural techniques facilitate restoration of Acacia koa competing with invasive grass in a dry tropical forest

Publications Posted on: December 14, 2020
Anthropogenic activity has caused persistent and prominent losses of forest cover in dry tropical forests. Natural regeneration of forest trees in grazed areas often fails due to lack of seed sources and consumption by ungulates. To address this, the effective restoration of such sites often requires fencing and outplanting nursery‐grown seedlings.

Biochar potential to enhance forest resilience, seedling quality, and nursery efficiency

Publications Posted on: June 25, 2020
Land managers face a mounting variety of challenges, including how to efficiently dispose of excessive woody residues on forest sites (especially in the Western United States), maintain and improve soil productivity, improve forest resilience to changes in climate (especially as it pertains to drought and fire), and increase the effectiveness of reforestation activities.

Ecology, silviculture, and management of Black Hills ponderosa pine

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
This paper presents a broad-based synthesis of the general ecology of the ponderosa pine ecosystem in the Black Hills. This synthesis contains information and results of research on ponderosa pine from numerous sources within the Black Hills ecosystem.

Ponderosa pine seedling response to planting-site soil fumigation and fungicide application

Documents and Media Posted on: December 07, 2018
Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) was used as a biological model to determine the effects of planting site soil fumigation and fungicide applications on stock planted in moderately-fertile soils of the Intermountain West of the United States. Five soil fumigation (Vapam) treatments, singularly and in combination with fungicide (triadimefon) applications, were compared to a control.Document Type: Other Documents

National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2003

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
This proceedings is a compilation of 30 papers that were presented at the regional meetings of the Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations in the United States in 2003. The Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association meeting was held at the Coeur d'Alene Inn in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, June 9 to 12. The meeting was hosted by the USDA Forest Service, Coeur d'Alene Nursery.

Biochar can be a suitable replacement for Sphagnum peat in nursery production of Pinus ponderosa seedlings

Publications Posted on: May 10, 2018
We replaced a control peat medium with up to 75% biochar on a volumetric basis in three different forms (powder, BC; pyrolyzed softwood pellets, PP; composite wood-biochar pellets, WP), and under two supplies of nitrogen fertilizer (20 or 80 mg N) subsequently grew seedlings with a comparable morphology to the control.

Water management in container nurseries to minimize pests

Publications Posted on: April 23, 2018
Water is the most important and most common chemical used in plant nurseries. It is also the most dangerous chemical used. Insufficient water, excessive water, and poorly timed irrigation can all lead to poor-quality crops and unacceptable mortality.

Meeting forest restoration challenges: Using the Target Plant Concept

Publications Posted on: June 21, 2016
Meeting forest restoration challenges relies on successful establishment of plant materials (e.g., seeds, cuttings, rooted cuttings, or seedlings, etc.; hereafter simply "seedlings"). The Target Plant Concept (TPC) provides a flexible framework that nursery managers and their clients can use to improve the survival and growth of these seedlings.

National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2002

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This proceedings is a compilation of 33 papers that were presented at the regional meetings of the forest and conservation nursery associations in the United States in 2002. The joint meeting of the Southern Forest Nursery Association and the Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Association was held at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in Gainesville, Florida on July 15 to 18.