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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Benefits and Techniques for Evaluating Outplanting Success
Robert W. Neumann and Thomas D. Landis
1995: Kearney, NE
Although outplanting information is essential to good nursery management, many
nurseries do not have the time or funds to follow the survival and growth of their seedlings
after they are outplanted. The benefits of evaluating outplantings are discussed along with
types of sampling plots and an example of a survey form. It is concluded that, if they don't
have one already, all forest and conservation nurseries should develop a system for
monitoring outplanting performance. This should be considered a normal "cost of doing
business" and that for state forest nurseries, federal cost-share funds could be used to insure
that this essential information is collected.
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