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Growth and foliar nitrogen concentrations of interplanted native woody legumes and pecan

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Van Sambeek, J.W.; Navarrete-Tindall, Nadia E.; Hunt, Kenneth L.

Year Published

2008

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In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 580-588.

Abstract

The interplanting and underplanting of nodulated nitrogen-fixing plants in tree plantings can increase early growth and foliage nitrogen content of hardwoods, especially black walnut and pecan. Recent studies have demonstrated that some non-nodulated woody legumes may be capable of fixing significant levels of atmospheric nitrogen. The following nine nurse crop treatments were established with and without interplanted northern pecan: the nodulated legumes black locust, false indigo, and smooth false indigo; non-nodulated thornless honeylocust, Kentucky coffeetree, and redbud; non-leguminous buttonbush; 16N- 8P-8K tree food spikes; and a control without shrubs or fertilizer.

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Van Sambeek, J.W.; Navarrete-Tindall, Nadia E.; Hunt, Kenneth L. 2008. Growth and foliar nitrogen concentrations of interplanted native woody legumes and pecan. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 580-588.

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