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J. G. Iyer, G. Chesters, S. A. Wilde

Recovery of growth potential of nursery stock produced on biocide-treated soils.

Iyer J.G., Chesters G., Wilde S.A. (1969). Recovery of growth potential of nursery stock produced on biocide-treated soils. Silva Fennica vol. 3 no. 4 article id 4807. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a14595

Abstract

Certain biocides used in production of tree nursery stock exterminate undesirable organisms but cause an abnormal growth stimulation of plants. The reforestation material has decreased survival potential because of high degree of succulence, top:root and height:diameter ratios, and low specific gravity and root surface area. Some fumigants impede mycorrhizae development and arrest phosphorus uptake. Recovery of growth potential was achieved by aluminium sulphate and/or fermented compost inoculated with mycorrhiza-forming fungi.

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Keywords
biocides; nurseries; tree nurseries; tree seedlings; growth disturbances; pesticide; abnormal growth; recovery

Published in 1969

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