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Keyword: seedling quality

The effects of fall fertilization on the growth of Chinese pine and Prince Rupprecht's larch seedlings

Publications Posted on: November 04, 2019
Nutrient loading in the fall is a practical way to improve seedling quality and has been proven to increase nutrient accumulation, translocation and utilization. Few studies have reported on the variation in free amino acids as a result of fall fertilization, especially for different seasonal needle habits (evergreen, deciduous).

Toward sustainable cultivation of Pinus occidentalis in Haiti: effects of alternative growing media and containers on seedling growth and foliar chemistry

Publications Posted on: December 17, 2018
Haiti has suffered great losses from deforestation, with little forest cover remaining today. Current reforestation efforts focus on seedling quantity rather than quality. This study examined limitations to the production of high-quality seedlings of the endemic Hispaniolan pine (Pinus occidentalis Swartz).

How can my research paper be useful for future meta-analyses on forest restoration practices?

Publications Posted on: April 23, 2018
Statistical meta-analysis is a powerful and useful tool to quantitatively synthesize the information conveyed in published studies on a particular topic. It allows identifying and quantifying overall patterns and exploring causes of variation. The inclusion of published works in meta-analyses requires, however, a minimum quality standard of the reported data and information on the methodology used.

Getting to the root of the long-term effects of nursery culture on outplanted seedlings

Projects Posted on: April 19, 2018
Successful ecosystem restoration often relies on outplanting seedlings grown in nurseries. These seedlings must be of high quality; a healthy, vigorous root system is essential. This project examines how root modification achieved in nurseries affects long-term root architecture and current fine-root growth of ponderosa pine.

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.

Controlled release fertilizer improves quality of container longleaf pine seedlings

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
In an operational trial, increasing the amount of nitrogen (N) applied to container longleaf pine seedlings by incorporating controlled release fertilizer (CRF) into the media improved seedling growth and quality.

Seedling Quality Standards for Bottomland Hardwood Afforestation in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley: Preliminary Results

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Afforestation of bottomland hardwood species has increased in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley (LMRAV) in recent years. Rising demand for hardwood nursery stock and poor performance of some planted seedlings has created concern regarding the quality of seedlings currently available for afforestation in the LMRAV.

Insights into big sagebrush seedling storage practices

Publications Posted on: September 02, 2015
Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt. [Asteraceae]) is an essential component of shrub-steppe ecosystems in the Great Basin of the US, where degradation due to altered fire regimes, invasive species, and land use changes have led to increased interest in the production of high-quality big sagebrush seedlings for conservation and restoration projects.

The science of sagebrush ecosystem restoration

Documents and Media Posted on: July 14, 2015
Station scientist Kasten Dumroese presented The Science of Sagebrush Ecosystem Restoration on April 14, 2015, as an invited webinar for The Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative. His presentation included an overview of research on native plants in a changing climate, with a focus on meeting USDA/DOI sage grouse conservation goals. Document Type: YouTube / Vimeo Videos

Container volume and growing density influence western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seedling development during nursery culture and establishment

Publications Posted on: March 23, 2015
Larch tree species (Larix Mill.) are both ecologically and commercially valuable in their native range and are the focus of many restoration, afforestation, and commercial reforestation efforts in the boreal forests of the northern hemisphere.