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Effects of Watering and Fertilization on Carbohydrate Reserves in Sugar Maple SeedlingsAuthor(s): Clayton M., Jr. Carl; John R. Donnelly; Boyd W. Post
Source: Res. Pap. NE-418. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionSugar maple seedlings, grown under three nutrient and three moisture levels, were analyzed after three growing seasons for starch and ethanol-soluble sugars. Analytical procedures are detailed in the appendix. Fertilization did not affect carbohydrate levels in stems or roots. Water stress caused a significant reduction in the amount of carbohydrates in stems and roots; it had no significant effect on carbohydrate concentration in roots, but it significantly increased carbohydrate concentration in stems.
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CitationCarl, Clayton M., Jr.; Donnelly, John R.; Post, Boyd W. 1978. Effects of Watering and Fertilization on Carbohydrate Reserves in Sugar Maple Seedlings. Res. Pap. NE-418. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
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