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dc.contributor.advisorDwyer, John P. (John Patrick), 1946-eng
dc.contributor.advisorPonder, Felixeng
dc.contributor.authorKramer, Matthew J. (Matthew John)eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri River Watershedeng
dc.coverage.spatialMississippi River Watershedeng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Falleng
dc.date.submitted2008 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 25, 2009).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisors: Dr. John Dwyer, Dr. Felix Ponder, Jr.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry.eng
dc.description.abstractThere is growing interest among forest and wildlife managers in the reforestation of bottomlands with mast producing hardwoods in the Lower Missouri River and Mississippi River Alluvial valleys. However, it is common for bottomland hardwood plantings to experience high failure rates due to reasons such as improper soil pH, low nutrient availability, and poor drainage. In this study, fertilizer treatments containing combinations of S, Fe, and N were applied to pin and swamp white oak seedlings planted in a bedded and non-bedded calcareous (pH 8.29) soil in a Missouri River bottomland. Objectives were to evaluate the effects of these fertilizers on seedling foliar nutrient content, soil pH, and soil nutrient concentration at two depths throughout the growing season. The availability of nine nutrients was improved, mainly due to reductions in pH with the application of S, but many of the essential nutrient elements remain below sufficiency levels in the seedling foliage. The sandy soil at the Plowboy Bend Conservation Area study site did not benefit significantly from soil bedding. Overall, the growth of the trees at Plowboy Bend Conservation Area could not be accurately measured because of the greater herbivory by rabbits and white-tail deer on trees in some fertilizer treatments compared to others.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb71336382eng
dc.identifier.oclc439782407eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5727
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5727eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2008 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshReforestationeng
dc.subject.lcshHardwoodseng
dc.subject.lcshHardwoodseng
dc.subject.lcshOak -- Seedlings -- Fertilizerseng
dc.titleFertilizer effects on soil pH, soil nutrients, and nutrient uptake in swamp white and pin oak seedlings on an alkaline Missouri River bottomlandeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineForestry (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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