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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

An Overview of the Role of Organic Amendments in Forest Nurseries
Rose, Robin
1993: St. Louis, MO
Organic amendments in agriculture have been with us for thousands of years so there is a great deal of comfort in knowing that it is the right thing to do. Tilled soils definitely require periodic, if not yearly, additions of organic matter in order to maintain tilth, fertility, and favorable water holding characteristics. There is no getting around the fact that organic matter degrades and must be renewed if the soil is to perform effectively as a growing medium.
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