Response of slash pine to bedding and phosphorus application in southeastern flatwoods

  • Authors: Mann JR, W. F.; McGilvray, J.M.
  • Publication Year: 1974
  • Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
  • Source: Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, La.

Abstract

Phosphorus fertilization and mechanical seedbed preparation influenced growth of slash pine on three Plummer sand sites that varied in wetness. On dry and intermediate sites, tree heights at age 8 years were about equal on flat-disked sites, beds elevated about 5 inches, and beds elevated about 10 inches. On the wet site, high beds excelled. Top dressing with phosphorus at age 2 years stimulated growth by 2 to 5 feet on all seedbeds of the wet and intermediate sites.

  • Citation: Mann JR, W. F.; McGilvray, J.M. 1974. Response of slash pine to bedding and phosphorus application in southeastern flatwoods. Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, La. 9 p. (USDA Forest Service Research Paper S0-99)
     
  • Keywords: Pinus elliottii, phosphorus fertilization, seedbed preparation, bedding, growth.
  • Posted Date: November 8, 2018
  • Modified Date: April 1, 2019
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