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An evolution of bareroot cultural practices at J. Herbert Stone NurseryAuthor(s): Lee E. Riley; David Steinfeld; Steven Feigner
Source: In: Riley, L.E.; Dumroese, R.K.; Landis, T.D., tech. coords. 2006. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2005. Proc. RMRS-P-43. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 51-60
Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionBareroot nursery practices that maximize root development and root growth have been studied and documented over a number of years. Each nursery, however, has its own unique combination of climate, soils, species, and stocktypes for which site specific cultural practices are necessary. J. Herbert Stone Nursery, a USDA Forest Service nursery in Central Point, OR, has completed a variety of production trials to adapt general cultural practices to its site. These trials resulted in 1) developing a strategy to maintain high soil porosity through the application of organic matter and tillage measures; 2) sowing seeds earlier in the winter for 1 + 0 stocktypes; 3) lowering seedbed densities from 267 seedlings/m2 (25 seedlings/ft2) to between 161 and 195 seedlings/m2 (15 and 18 seedlings/ft2); 4) transplanting seedlings in early fall instead of spring; and 5) developing a miniplug + 1 stocktype.
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CitationRiley, Lee E.; Steinfeld, David; Feigner, Steven. 2006. An evolution of bareroot cultural practices at J. Herbert Stone Nursery. In: Riley, L.E.; Dumroese, R.K.; Landis, T.D., tech. coords. 2006. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2005. Proc. RMRS-P-43. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 51-60
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