Skip to Main Content
Site preparation treatments and nutrient loss following complete harvest csing the Nicholson-Koch mobile chipperAuthor(s): R. Gordon; James H. Miller; C. Brewer
Source: In: Barnett, J. P. ed. Proceedings, First Biennial Southern Silvicvltural Research Conference, 1981 November 6-7. Atlanta, GA. Gen. Tech. Rep. SO-34. New Orleans, IA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 79-84.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (93 KB)
DescriptionSite disturbance, vegetation control, and nutrient loss were assessed following complete biomass harvesting of a pine plantation by the Nicholson-Koch mobile chipper. Thirty-two percent of the soil area was significantly compacted to a 10 cm depth. Litter zone material showed a two-fold increase due to chips lost during harvest. Herbicide treatments (Tordon 10K and Velpar Gridball) were applied following harvest. Tordon controlled 84 percent of the hardwood resprouts during the first growing season and Velpar 37%. Tension-cup and -plate lysimeters were used to monitor percolation losses from the soil. During the first 5 months, treatments accelerated losses of Ca, Mg, K, Na, PO4, NO3, SO4, and HCO3. Loss due to Tordon treatment was greater than chipping alone, for all nutrients analyzed.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationGordon, R.; Miller, James H.; Brewer, C. 1981. Site preparation treatments and nutrient loss following complete harvest csing the Nicholson-Koch mobile chipper. In: Barnett, J. P. ed. Proceedings, First Biennial Southern Silvicvltural Research Conference, 1981 November 6-7. Atlanta, GA. Gen. Tech. Rep. SO-34. New Orleans, IA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 79-84.
- Soil-active herbicides for single-stem and stand hardwood control
- Effect of thinning and soil treatments on Pinus ponderosa plantations: 15-year results
- A 9-year comparison of hardwood control treatments for enhancing natural regeneration and growth of loblolly-shortleaf pines in an uneven-aged stand
XML: View XML