June 8, 2021 - Article reviews the contributions of applied silvicultural research in tree improvement, nursery management, site preparation, weed control, and fertilization to plantation forestry in the South. Thomas R. Fox, Eric J. Jokela, and H. Lee Allen.
Tags: Nursery Practices
No. 140 Comparison of Early Performance of Containerized and Bare-Root Loblolly Pine Seedlings Planted from October through April
June 8, 2021 - Report provides two-year results of a test to compare loblolly pine seedlings propagated in containers to those raised in traditional beds and planted “bare-root” in October, November, December, February, March, and April. Container seedlings survived and grew well if planted in the fall or spring but not in winter, while bare-root seedlings performed acceptably at all planting dates.
No. 139 First-Year Performance of Loblolly Pine Seedlings Stored in Open-Ended Bundles Compared to Kraft Bags
May 27, 2021 - Report summarizes results of a study installed in 2020 to compare packaging and storage of loblolly pine seedlings in open-ended bundles and multi-walled kraft / polyethylene bags. After one growing season, there was no statistically significant difference in either survival or height growth.
May 27, 2021 - A report from a three-year study to determine whether the root beater mechanism (reciprocating vs. oscillating) on the lifters used at the Garland Gray nursery affected either survival or growth of seedlings after planting. Results indicate no statistically significant effects of lifter on either attribute.
November 3, 2020 - Report documents the extent and patterns of damage to loblolly pine seedlings in nursery beds at New Kent Forestry Center following the exceptionally cold temperatures of November 1976 – January 1977.
No. 034 Exposure, Clay Treatment and Storage of Loblolly Pine Seedlings; by T. A. Dierauf and R. L. Marler
November 3, 2020 - Report provides three-year results from a study of the effects of exposure, clay dipping and storage time on survival and growth of loblolly pine seedlings.
No. 036 Effectiveness of an Underground Storage Unit for Loblolly Pine Seedlings; by T. A. Dierauf and R. L. Marler
November 3, 2020 - Report compares the use of an underground storage unit and an open shed for storing loblolly pine seedlings.
No. 040 Effect of Seedling Grade on Survival and Growth of Loblolly Pine Seedlings; by T. A. Dierauf
November 3, 2020 - Report provides a three-year summary of a study comparing loblolly pine seedlings of a range of root collar diameters, top lengths and maturity.
November 3, 2020 - Report provides survival and height growth of dormant and non-dormant loblolly pine seedlings after cold storage ranging from zero to three months through age three.
No. 044 Effect of Freezing on Survival of Loblolly Pine Seedlings; by J. W. Garner and T. A. Dierauf
November 3, 2020 - Report provides results of a two-year survival of loblolly pine seedlings exposed for two and three days to temperatures of 12 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit prior to planting.