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Evaluation of RPM™ oak seedlings in afforesting floodplain crop fields along the Missouri River

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Dey, Daniel C.; Kabrick, John M.; Gold, Michael A.

Year Published

2005

Publication

In: Weigel, D.R.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Michler, C.H., eds. Ninth workshop on seedling physiology and growth problems in oak plantings. 2004 October 18-20; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-262. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 3.

Abstract

Regenerating oaks in agricultural floodplains is problematic because of their slow juvenile shoot growth, intense plant competition, seasonal flooding, and browsing by wildlife. Planting large nursery stock has been recommended to increase the competitiveness of oak seedlings. The Forrest Keeling Nursery in Missouri developed the Root Production Method (RPM™) using air root pruning techniques to produce large seedlings with dense, fibrous root systems in 3- or 5-gallon containers.

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Dey, Daniel C.; Kabrick, John M.; Gold, Michael A. 2005. Evaluation of RPM™ oak seedlings in afforesting floodplain crop fields along the Missouri River. In: Weigel, D.R.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Michler, C.H., eds. Ninth workshop on seedling physiology and growth problems in oak plantings. 2004 October 18-20; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-262. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 3.

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