The effect of soil desiccation on the nutrient status of Eucalyptus regnans F. Muell seedlings

  title={The effect of soil desiccation on the nutrient status of Eucalyptus regnans F. Muell seedlings},
  author={David H. Ashton and Katherine Kelliher},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
The poor growth of young Eucalyptus regnans seedlings in undried soil from the mature forest of E. regnans can be overcome by previously air-drying the soil or by adding sufficient amounts of complete soluble fertilizer or equivalent concentrations of P (as NaH2PO4) and N (as NaNO3). A factorial pot experiment in which phosphate and nitrate were added to undried soil indicated that P was the primary deficiency for young seedlings and that response to N did not occur until this lack was… CONTINUE READING
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