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Developing microbial inoculants for native Hawaiian treesAuthor(s): Kim H. Wilkinson
Source: In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E.; Landis, T. D., technical coordinators. National proceedings: forest and conservation nursery associations-1999, 2000, and 2001. Proceedings RMRS-P-24. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 139-142
Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionWe use certain microbial inoculants in the nursery as a part of supporting the objectives of accelerating rehabilitation of degraded land and ecosystem function, as well as reducing costs in establishment and maintenance of forest plantings. Microbial inoculants re-create natural partnerships between plants and some of the beneficial microorganisms that support plants. Using microbial inoculants is a way to reintroduce some naturally occurring microorganisms that support the productivity of plants in nature. In our nursery, we work with both rhizobia and mycorrhizal inoculants.
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CitationWilkinson, Kim H. 2002. Developing microbial inoculants for native Hawaiian trees. In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E.; Landis, T. D., technical coordinators. National proceedings: forest and conservation nursery associations-1999, 2000, and 2001. Proceedings RMRS-P-24. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 139-142
Keywordsreforestation, afforestation, Rhizobia, mycorrhizal fungi
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