Canadian Forest Service Publications
Mineral nutrition of container-grown tree seedlings. 1974. Brix, H.; van den Driessche, R. Pages 77-84 in R.W. Tinus, W.I. Stein, and W.E. Balmer, Editor. Proceedings of the North American Containerized Forest Tree Seedling Symposium. Great Plains Agricultural Council Publication 68, August 26-29, 1974, Denver, Colorado. U.S. Government Print Office, Washington, DC.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 1582
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Aspects of mineral nutrition important to growth rate and quality of tree seedlings are discussed and some fertilizer regimes used for container stock in the Pacific Northwest are presented. Topics included are rooting media, pH, and major elements with respect to their ratios, concentration, amount and timing of application. Also considered are nitrogen source, interaction of mineral nutrition with other growth factors, micronutrients and mycorrhizal infection. Seedling quality is discussed in terms of drought and frost hardiness and potential for root and shoot growth.