The influence of hydrogel soil amendment on the survival and growth of newly transplanted Pinus patula seedlings

@article{Mudhanganyi2017TheIO,
  title={The influence of hydrogel soil amendment on the survival and growth of newly transplanted Pinus patula seedlings},
  author={Ada Mudhanganyi and Hilton G. T. Ndagurwa and Carlton Maravanyika and Robert Mwase},
  journal={Journal of Forestry Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={29},
  pages={103-109}
}
  • Ada Mudhanganyi, Hilton G. T. Ndagurwa, +1 author Robert Mwase
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • Journal of Forestry Research
  • Hydrogel amendments have been used to improve seedling survival and establishment particularly in dry environments. However, their effect on survival and growth of newly transplanted seedlings under varying water stress conditions is poorly known. In this regard, we examined the effects of Aqua Matrix Forestry®, a potassium-based water-absorbent polymer, on the survival and early growth of Pinus patula seedlings planted in early-, mid- and late-dry season in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe… CONTINUE READING
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