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Practical Guidelines for Producing Longleaf Pine Seedlings in Containers

Barnett, James P.; McGilvrary, John M.  1997. Practical guidelines for producing longleaf pine seedlings in containers. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-14. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 28p.

Conclusions

Reforestation success for longleaf pine can be improved by planting seedlings produced in containers. Container stock survives better than bare-root stock on typical longleaf pine sites and the length of time seedlings stay in the grass stage is reduced. Thus, planting of container stock generally improves the reforestation success of longleaf pine seedlings (fig. 18). However, using container stock does not eliminate the critical need for controlling competition during the first growing season to ensure that seedlings begin height growth during the second year after planting.

Figure 18—Using container stock to establish longleaf pine plantations has markedly improved reforestation success.

Literature Cited

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    Barnett, J.P.; Pesacreta, T.C. 1993. Handling longleaf pine seeds for optimal nursery performance. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 17: 180-187.

    Barnett, James P. 1976. Sterilizing southern pine seeds with hydrogen peroxide. Tree Planters' Notes. 27(3): 17-19.

    Barnett, James P. 1977. Effects of soil wetting agent concentration of southern pine seed germination. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 1: 14-15.

    Barnett, James P. 1988. Covering affects container germination of southern pine seeds. Tree Planters' Notes. 29(2): 13-15.

    Barnett, James P. 1989. Shading reduces growth of longleaf and loblolly pine seedlings in containers. Tree Planters' Notes. 40(1): 23-26.

    Barnett, James P.; Brissette, John C. 1986. Producing southern pine seedlings in containers. Gen. Tech. Rep. S0-59. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 71 p.

    Brissette, John C.; Barnett, James P.; Landis, Thomas D. 1991. Container seedlings. In: Duryea. Mary L.; Dougherty, Phillip M., eds. Forest regeneration manual. Dorcrecht. The Netherlands; Boston: London: Kluwer Academic Publishers: 117-141. Chapter 7.

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    Landis, R.D.; Tinus, R.W.; McDonald, S.E.; Barneti, J.P. 1989. Seedling nutrition and irrigation. In: The container tree nursery manual. Agric. Handb. 674. Washington. DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture. 119 p. Vol. 4.

    Landis, R.D.; Tinus, R.W.; McDonald, S.E.; Barnett, J.P. 1990a. The biological component: nursery pests and mycorrhizae. In: The container tree nursery manual. Agric. Handb. 674. Washington. DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture. 171 p. Vol. 5.

    Landis, R.D.; Tinus, R.W.; McDonald, S.E.; Barnett, J.P. 1990b. Containers and growing media. In: The container tree nursery manual. Agric. Handb. 674. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 88 p. Vol. 2.

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    Pawuk, W.H. 1982. Transplanting germinated seeds into containers may retard growth. Tree Planters' Notes. 33(2): 22-23.

    Pawuk, W.H.; Barnett, JR 198 I. Benomyl stimulates ectomycorrhizal development by Pisoijilius flnclorius on shortleaf pine grown in containers. Res. Note SO-267. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Southern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.

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