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Pine seedlings respond to liming of acid strip-mine spoilAuthor(s): William T. Plass
Source: Research Note NE-103. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA greenhouse trial was made to determine the effect of three rates of liming on the growth of five species of pine seedlings in an extremely acid strip-mine spoil. Liming at the rate of 5 tons per acre-foot significantly increased the growth of four of the species. Tissue analysis indicated the growth rate may be related to a reduction in the concentration of the metallic ions of manganese, iron, copper, and zinc.
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CitationPlass, William T. 1969. Pine seedlings respond to liming of acid strip-mine spoil. Research Note NE-103. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.
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