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Jurczyszyn, Hubert, 2009. Effects of fertilization and mulch treatment on growth and establishment of three seedling types of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.)Karst.) . Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

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The effects of fertilization and mulch treatment on growth and establishment of three seedling types of Norway spruce [Picea abies (L.) Karst.] were examined in a study in southern Sweden. Three types of seedlings were used in the experiment: 2 years old hybrid seedlings (P+1, which means that during the first year the seedling is grown in a container and the second year grown in the field), 1,5 years old containerized seedlings and 10 weeks old mini seedlings.
The seedlings were planted under near optimal conditions or in control parcels. Fertilization treatment was applied by a drip irrigation system and plastic cover mulch was used as weed control to create near optimal conditions. Growth and vitality of seedlings were compared between optimized and control parcels. Growth parameters were measured after one and two growing seasons.
All seedling types were significantly affected by fertilization and mulch. Height and top increment was greater in fertilized plots compared to the control. Amount of biomass differed significantly between treatments after the second growing season. Nutrient content differed between treatments only after the first growing season.

Main title:Effects of fertilization and mulch treatment on growth and establishment of three seedling types of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.)Karst.)
Authors:Jurczyszyn, Hubert
Supervisor:Johansson, Karin and Wesoły, Wojciech
Examiner:Agestam, Eric
Series:Master thesis / SLU, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Volume/Sequential designation:138
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:SM001 Euroforester - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Keywords:Norway spruce, fertilization,, mulch, hybrid seedling, containerized seedling, mini seedling
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-2-336
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-2-336
Subjects:Forestry production
Language:English
Deposited On:15 Mar 2010 09:22
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:11

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