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NURSERY FERTILIZATION AND UNDERSTORY COMPETITION AFFECT SEEDLING GROWTH IN OIL SANDS RECLAIMED SOILS IN ALBERTADownload
Revegetation in the oil sands mining areas in northern Alberta has often been difficult because of high mortality and slow growth of planted seedlings on reclaimed soils. Growth of the planted seedlings is limited by low nutrient and water availability in the soil on reclaimed sites. Management...
Nutrient Loading of Aspen, Jack Pine and White Spruce Seedlings for Potential Out-planting in Oil Sands ReclamationDownload
Low nutrient availability and competing vegetation are some of the issues facing tree crop establishment for land reclamation in the oil sands region. A possible solution to both problems is to load seedlings with nutrients while they are in the nursery. Here, I report on results from a research...
Quality aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) nursery seedlings are difficult to produce. In this thesis I explored methods to improve the nutrient status (loading) of aspen seedlings. Tissue nutrient concentrations doubled in seedlings treated with a shoot growth inhibitor (SGI) compared to...