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    Author(s): Ralph H. Hughes; George W. Bengston; Thaddeus a. Harrington
    Date: 1971
    Source: Res. Pap. SE-82. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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    In a 25-year-old plantation of slash pine near Olustee, Florida, a single application of 200 lb. of nitrogen and 44 lb. of phosphorus per acre increased production of herbaccous understory (primarily native bluestem grasses) to more than a ton per acre the first year, a fifefold increase. Production declined sharply the second year, and the response disappeared in the third.q

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    Hughes, Ralph H.; Bengston, George W.; Harrington, Thaddeus a. 1971. Forage response to nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization in a 25-year-old plantation of slash pine. Res. Pap. SE-82. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.

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