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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Late-Season Nitrogen Fertilization: Application in Southern Nurseries
Kris M. Irwin
1995: Kearney, NE
Production of high-quality seedlings is the goal and responsibility of the nursery
manager. Applying nitrogen fertilizer late in the season is a cultural regime that will improve
seedling quality without adverse effects to seedling morphology at lifting. Research in
southern production tree nurseries has shown late-season N fertilization to increase seedling
N content and concentration, and improve survival and growth. Implementing a late-season N
fertilization program is simple and economical.
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