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Fertilization of black spruce or poor site peatland in Minnesota.Author(s): David H. Alban; Richard F. Watt
Source: Research Paper NC-210. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionFertilization of poor site black spruce on organic soil with various rates of nitrogen and phosphorus increased height and diameter growth from 2 to 4 times. The growth response declined with time but was still apparent 16 years after fertilization. Shrub biomass and coverage, and nutrient levels of spruce foliage were strongly affected by fertilization.
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CitationAlban, David H.; Watt, Richard F. 1981. Fertilization of black spruce or poor site peatland in Minnesota. Research Paper NC-210. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsfoliar nutrients, nitrogen, Picea mariana, black spruce, phosphorus, shrubs
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