Canadian Forest Service Publications

Production of Frankia-inoculated Sitka alder (Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata (Reg.) Love & Love) container stock. 1993. Subramaniam, P.; Miller, I.R.; Burgess, D.M. Pages 112-118 in F.P. Donnelly and H.W. Lussenburg, compilers. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the Forest Nursery Association of BC, September 23-26, 1991, Prince George, BC. Forest Nursery Association of BC, Victoria, BC.

Year: 1993

Available from: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 4433

Language: English

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As part of a co-operative research study with Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd. involving interplanting of Sitka alder with lodgepole pine on nitrogen-deficient planting sites, nodulated Sitka alder container stock was successfully produced. Seedlings suitable for outplanting were grown in 21 weeks within Conviron growth chambers. Seedlings were inoculated with a selected Frankia isolate Avs13, which was applied as a soil drench. Significant growth and nitrogen content increases resulted from inoculation under the fertilization regime used. The protocol for successful production of inoculated Sitka alder is described.

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