Nitrogen release, tree uptake, and ecosystem retention in a mid-rotation loblolly pine plantation following fertilization with 15N-enriched enhanced efficiency fertilizers.

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Werner, Amy;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Subject: enhanced efficiency fertilizer | 15N | stable isotope | loblolly pine

Nitrogen is the most frequently limiting nutrient in southern pine plantations.  Previous studies found that only 10 to 25% of applied urea fertilizer N is taken up by trees.  Enhanced efficiency fertilizers could increase tree uptake efficiency by controlling the relea... View more
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