Response of slash pine to bedding and phosphorus application in southeastern flatwoods

  • Author(s): Mann JR, W. F.; McGilvray, J.M.
  • Date: 1974
  • Station ID: Research Paper (RP)-SRS-99


Phosphorus fertilization and mechanical seedbed prepa·mtion influenced growth of slash pine on three Plmnm,er sand sites that vnried in wetness. On dry cmd intermediate sites, tree heights at age 8 yecirs were cibout equal on fled-disked' striJJS, beds elevnted about 5 inches, cind beds elevated about 1 O inches. On the wet site, high beds excelled. Top dressing 1oith phosphorus at age 2 years stimulated growth by 2 to 5 feet on all seedbeds of the wet and intermediate sites.

  • Citation: Mann JR, W. F.; McGilvray, J.M. 1974. Response of slash pine to bedding and phosphorus application in southeastern flatwoods. Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, La. 9 p. (USDA Forest Service Research Paper S0-99)

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