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Bedding Improves Yellow-Poplar Growth on Fragipan SoilsAuthor(s): John K. Francis
Source: Res. Note SO-244. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionYellow-poplar can be grown on soils that have a shallow fragipan--but unless such sites are bedded, growth is likely to be extremely poor. In a Tennessee study, bedding increased height of planted yellow-poplar over 5 years, but fertilizer did not. Because of the cost of bedding and the availability of nonfragipan sites, it would ordinarily be better not to plant yellow-poplar on soils with shallow fragipans.
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CitationFrancis, John K. 1979. Bedding Improves Yellow-Poplar Growth on Fragipan Soils. Res. Note SO-244. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Keywordstiriodendron tulipifera L., fertilization
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