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    Author(s): Ronald A. Rathfon; Nathanael I. Lichti; Robert K. Swihart
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 59-69.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    We disked using small-scale equipment in the understory of three mature upland oak (Quercus) forests in southern Indiana immediately following acorn dispersal in an aboveaverage seed crop year as a means of improving oak seedling establishment. Three different mid- and understory removal treatments were also applied to create favorable light conditions for the new cohort of oak seedlings. Disking increased the number of new oak seedlings by 14,586 per hectare.

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    Rathfon, Ronald A.; Lichti, Nathanael I.; Swihart, Robert K. 2008. Disking and mid- and understory removal following an above-average acorn crop in three mature oak forests in southern Indiana. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 59-69.

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