Management of forest nursery soils dominated by calcium salts

  title={Management of forest nursery soils dominated by calcium salts},
  author={Thomas D. Landis},
  journal={New Forests},
Soils that contain high levels of calcium salts can affect tree seedling growth in two ways: high total salts can reduce water availability, and excess calcium can affect seedling nutrition. Nutritional problems, such as iron deficiency (“lime-induced chlorosis”) and phosphorus deficiency, can seriously affect forest nursery production through growth losses, stunting, and sometimes seedling mortality. High calcium soils can be diagnosed by visible symptoms, soil tests, and seedling nutrient… CONTINUE READING