ing damage ranged from odor. to general visual appearance. Attributes of seedling quality are categorized as either to cutting buds. to scraping bark to detect dead cambium. performance attributes (RGP. frost hardiness. stress resistance) One nursery reported using frost hardiness as an indicator of or material attributes (bud dormancy. water relations. nutrition. when to begin fall lifting. but none reported using it as an morphology). Performance attributes are assessed by placing indicator of seedling quality before shipping stock to customers. samples of seedlings into specified controlled environments and evaluating their responses. Although some effective short- 23.4.3 Stress resistance cut procedures are being developed. performance tests tend Only three nurseries measure stress resistance. They use to be time consuming; however, they produce results on whole- the services of Oregon State University and the test methods plant responses which are often closely correlated with field described in 23.2.3. One nursery reported that results of stress performance. Material attributes. on the other hand. reflect tests did not agree well with results of RGP tests and that RGP only individual aspects of seedling makeup and are often correlated better with seedling survival in the field. Most stress poorly correlated with performance. tests are conducted for reforestation personnel rather than for Bud dormancy status seems to be correlated. at least nurseries.
`The Manual is an outstanding contribution to the literature. All who have been involved in its production are to be congratulated.'
The Forest Chronicle (October 1984)
1 Development of the Forest Nursery Manual: A Synthesis of Current Practices and Research.- Developing a Forest-Tree Nursery.- 2 Nursery-Site Selection, Layout, and Development.- 3 Equipment for Forest Nurseries.- Starting the Bareroot Seedling.- 4 Assuring Seed Quality for Seedling Production: Cone Collection and Seed Processing, Testing, Storage, and Stratification.- 5 Establishing a Vigorous Nursery Crop: Bed Preparation, Seed Sowing, and Early Seedling Growth.- Managing the Soil and Water.- 6 Physical Properties of Forest-Nursery Soils: Relation to Seedling Growth.- 7 Soil Fertility in Forest Nurseries.- 8 Soil and Tissue Analysis: Tools for Maintaining Soil Fertility.- Managing the Soil and Water (continued).- 9 Nursery Soil Organic Matter: Management and Importance.- 10 Cover and Green Manure Crops for Northwest Nurseries.- 11 Water Management.- 12 Irrigation in Forest-Tree Nurseries: Monitoring and Effects on Seedling Growth.- 13 Land Drainage.- Culturing the Bareroot Seedling.- 14 Plant Physiology and Nursery Environment: Interactions Affecting Seedling Growth.- 15 Nursery Cultural Practices: Impacts on Seedling Quality.- 16 Plug+ 1 Seedling Production.- 17 Genetic Implications of Nursery Practices.- 18 Weed Management in Forest Nurseries.- 19 Pest Management in Northwest Bareroot Nurseries.- 20 Mycorrhiza Management in Bareroot Nurseries.- Harvesting and Outplanting the Bareroot Seedling.- 21 Lifting, Grading, Packaging, and Storing.- 22 Nursery Storage to Planting Hole: A Seedling's Hazardous Journey.- 23 Assessing Seedling Quality.- 24 Planting-Stock Selection: Meeting Biological Needs and Operational Realities.- Improving Nursery-Management Style: Selected Topics.- 25 Sales and Customer Relations.- 26 Improving Productivity in Forest Nurseries.- 27 Nursery Record Systems and Computers.- Upgrading Nursery Practices.- 28 Designing Nursery Experiments.- 29 Problem Solving in Forest-Tree Nurseries with Emphasis on Site Problems.- 30 Nurseries in the Northwest: A Unique Opportunity for Improving Forest Yield.- Appendix A: Questionnaire #1.- Appendix B: Questionnaire #2.- Appendix C: Conversion Tables.- Appendix D: Glossary.
Series: Forestry Sciences
Number Of Pages: 385
Published: 31st August 1984
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 0.92