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    Author(s): Glyndon E. Hatchell; H. David Muse
    Date: 1990
    Source: Res. Pap. SE-277. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 38 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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    Longleaf pine seedlings performed satisfactorily after planting on deep sands in South Carolina in dry years when: (1) They were vertically root-pruned in the nursery. (2) They had 14 or more first-order lateral roots and nonfibrous root systems. (3) They had six or more first-order lateral roots and highly fibrous root systems.

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    Hatchell, Glyndon E.; Muse, H. David. 1990. Nursery Cultural Practices and Morphological Arrtibutes of Longleaf Pine Bare-Root Stock as Indicators of Early Field Performance. Res. Pap. SE-277. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 38 p.

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    Keywords

    Seedling quality, morphological grades, vertical root pruning, Pinus palustris

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