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Nitrogen fertilization of a sugar maple stand: behavior of various nitrogen fertilizers in the soil. 1985. Gonzalez, A.; Hubert, G. Canadian Forestry Service, Laurentian Forest Research Centre, Sainte-Foy, Quebec. Information Report LAU-X-65E. 17 p.

Year: 1985

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 14598

Language: English

Series: Information Report (LFC - Québec)

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The objectives were to evaluate and compare the solubilization, transformation, fixation, and migration of nitrogen derived from various nitrogenous fertilizers (urea, urea-formaldehyde, ammonium nitrate, and ammonium sulfate) in a sugar maple stand. The soil was a humoferric podzol on sand with a forest floor of the moder type. Regardless of the fertilizer used, effects were measurable only the first three weeks after fertilization, except for urea-formaldehyde, which persists longer, but ceased to release ammonium ions. Urea was selected as the best fertilizer for the site.

Also available under the title:
Fertilisation azotée d'une érablière à sucre : comportement de divers engrais azotés dans le sol (French)