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Soil nutrient supply rates as an indicator of site suitability and seedling growth requirements
Before there is widespread adoption of agroforestry practices in Saskatchewan, a clear economic advantage for producers to grow hybrid poplar must become apparent. In order to achieve this goal, there needs to be adequate ...
Short-rotation willow productivity and nutrient dynamics after three years of irrigation and fertilization
Purpose-grown shrub willow (Salix spp.) represents a viable bioenergy feedstock; however, there needs to be sufficient biomass production to support the economic viability of these plantations. The objective of this ...
Evaluating different techniques for estimating biomass in short-rotation willow plantations
The hallmark of any successful purpose-grown willow production system involves regular monitoring of willow growth to apply timely management techniques for supporting increased productivity, but also timing harvest for ...
Screening for salt tolerance in native and exotic shrub willow
(University of Saskatchewan, 2010-03-31)
Dryland salinity is a significant agronomic problem across the Canadian prairies, with an estimated four million hectares of salt-affected land. The potential exists to make better use of saline marginal lands by developing ...
Vegetation management effects on the nitrogen nutrition of white spruce seedlings
Fertilization, site preparation, and vegetation management are the main methods used to improve soil nutrient availability in the forest environment. The study was conducted to examine the effect of managing naturally ...
Ammonium and nitrate uptake characteristics of hydroponically-grown boreal forest tree species and selected understory vegetation
With increasing public concern regarding sustainable forest management, forest land managers are obligated to ensure successful seedlings establishment and growth, particularly within the first few years. In order to achieve ...