Copper-Treated Containers Influence Root Development of Longleaf Pine Seedlings

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  • Authors: Barnett, James P.; McGilvray, John M.
  • Publication Year: 2002
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-56. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 24-26

Abstract

Development of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) seedlings grown in CopperblockTM containers and BC/ CFC First ChoiceTM Styrofoam blocks, with applications of Spin Out® root growth regulator, were compared to control seedlings. The copper treatments significantly changed seedling morphology; at outplanting, dry weights of both roots and tops were greater than for control stock. Evaluations made 30 days after planting seedlings in a sand stress-bed environment showed that root egress from the treated containers was greater than from the control.

  • Citation: Barnett, James P.; McGilvray, John M. 2002. Copper-Treated Containers Influence Root Development of Longleaf Pine Seedlings. In: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-56. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 24-26
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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