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Response of direct seeded Pinus Palustris and herbaceous vegetation to fertilization, burning, and pine straw harvesting
Fallen pine straw (needles) is a renewable biological resource valued as a mulch in horticul- ture and for landscaping. However, its harvesting may have detrimental long-term effects on forest soils… Expand
Microbial community responses in forest mineral soil to compaction, organic matter removal, and vegetation control
- M. Busse, Samual E. Beattie, R. Powers, F. Sanchez, A. Tiarks
- Environmental Science, Biology
- 1 March 2006
We tested three disturbance hypotheses in young conifer plantations: H1: soil compaction and removal of surface organic matter produces sustained changes in microbial community size, activity, and ...
Impacts of intensive forestry on early rotation trends in site carbon pools in the southeastern US
Abstract The effects of different silvicultural practices on site, especially soil, carbon (C) pools are still poorly known. We studied changes in site C pools during the first 5 years following… Expand
Effects of organic matter removal and soil compaction on fifth-year mineral soil carbon and nitrogen contents for sites across the United States and Canada
This study describes the main treatment effects of organic matter removal and compaction and a split-plot effect of competition control on mineral soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) pools. Treatment… Expand
Forest Soil Productivity on the Southern Long-Term Soil Productivity Sites at Age 5
Forest management operations have the potential to reduce soil productivity through organic matter and nutrient removal and soil compaction. We measured pine volume, bulk density, and soil and foliar… Expand
Effects of organic matter removal, soil compaction, and vegetation control on 5-year seedling performance: a regional comparison of Long-Term Soil Productivity sites
We examined fifth-year seedling response to soil disturbance and vegetation control at 42 experimental loca- tions representing 25 replicated studies within the North American Long-Term Soil… Expand
Establishment treatments affect the relationships among nutrition, productivity and competing vegetation of loblolly pine saplings on a Gulf Coastal Plain site
After cultural treatments such as site preparation, release and fertilization, changes in the supply of mineral nutrients relative to each other and shifts in the composition of vegetation may have a… Expand
Dual-cropping loblolly pine for biomass energy and conventional wood products.
Southern pine stands have the potential to provide significant feedstocks for the growing biomass energy and biofuel markets. Although initial feedstocks likely will come from low-value… Expand
Pinus Taeda L. response to fertilization, Herbaceous plant control, and woody plant control
Abstract On an intensively prepared site, a complete fertilizer applied at planting, and control of herbaceous and woody plants for the first 4 years, increased Pinus taeda L. volume at age 5 to 25.9… Expand
Influence of fertilization, weed control, and pine litter on loblolly pine growth and productivity and understory plant development through 12 growing seasons
On a silt loam soil in central Louisiana, three cultural treatments were applied to a seedling loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation. The treatments were in a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial design: (1) no… Expand