Cold Tolerance of Container-grown Green Ash Trees is Influenced by Nitrogen Fertilizer Type

Nursery Crops
Using green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) trees as a model for fast-growing shade trees, the objective of this study was to determine whether N application rate and fertilizer type differentially influence cold tolerance of green ash.

Bud Necrosis of Green Ash Nursery Trees is Influenced by Nitrogen Availablity and Fertilizer Type

Nursery Crops
The objectives of this study were to determine whether bud necrosis in green ash was associated with tree N status, and whether green ash trees containing the same amount of N from different types of fertilizer exhibited similar amounts of bud necrosis.

Simple Linear Regression and Reflectance Sensitivity Analysis Used to Determined the Optimun Wavelengths for the Nondestructive Assessment of Chlorophyll in Fresh Leaves Using Spectral Reflectance

Management
This study was conducted to 1) evaluate whether simple linear regression in combination with reflectance sensitivity analysis can be used to determine optimal wavelength (OW) for Chl assessment using reflectance; and 2) evaluate the importance of using OW in the development of Chl-related reflectance indices.

Nitrogen Availability Alters Mineral Nutrient Uptake and Demand in Container-grown Deciduous and Evergreen Rhododendron

Fertilizer
Research was conducted using evergreen and deciduous Rhododendron cultivars. The objectives of this research were to determine whether N-availability in the growing medium alters (A) the rate of uptake of other nutrients; (B) allocation of other nutrients between different plant structures; and (C) plant demand for other nutrients as reflected in ratios of N to other nutrients (N-ratios).

A Survey of Vaccinium Cultural Practices in Australia Emphasizing Implications for Mycorrhizal Infection

Management
A report based on a survey conducted in Australia of 171 blueberry growers in four Australian states to collect detailed information on cultural practices that have been shown to effect the infection of commercial plantings with ericoid mycorrhizal fungi (EMF).

Rate of Nitrogen Application During the Growing Season and Spraying Plants with Urea in the Autumn Alters Uptake with Urea in the Autumn Alters Uptake of Other Nutrients by Deciduous and Evergreen Container-grown Rhododendron Cultivars

Fertilizer
Deciduous and evergreen cultivars of container-grown Rhododendron were used to determine whether spraying plants with urea in the fall altered 1) uptake of nutrients other than N in the year of application and the following growing season; and 2) allocation of nutrients other than N in the year of application and the following growing season.

Rate of Nitrogen Fertication During Vegetative Growth and Spray Applications of Urea in the Fall Alters Growth and Flowering of Florists' Hydrangeas

Fertilizer
The purpose of this study was to determine: 1) how rate of N application during the vegetative stage of production influences plant growth; 2) whether plant N content before cold storage influences plant growth and flower development during forcing; and 3) whether urea sprays in the fall increase N storage before cold storage and plant growth and flower development during forcing.

Seasonal Variation in Growth, Nitrogen Uptake and Allocation by Container-grown Evergreen and Deciduous Rhododendron Cultivars

Nursery Crops

The intent of the study was to expand current knowledge of nitrogen (N) uptake and allocation by container-grown Rhododendron by characterizing the plant growth, the extent of N uptake, and the changes in N storage that occur during the autumn and winter.

Rate of Nitrogen Application During the Growing Season Alters the Response of Container-Grown Rhododendron and Azalea to Foliar Application of Urea in the Autumn

Nursery Crops
Using deciduous and evergreen cultivars of container-grown Rhododendron, the objectives of this study were to determine: (i) whether N application rate during the growing season influenced plant response to foliar urea application in the Autumn; and (ii) whether plant N status in the Winter influenced plant reliance on fertilizer for growth the following Spring.

Differences in Growth, and Nitrogen Uptake and Storage Between Two Container-Grown Cultivars of Rhododendron

Fertilizer
The information provided by this study will aid in the development of fertilizer management strategies for container nursery production practices that will decrease fertilizer use and production costs, improve plant quality, while minimizing N losses to the environment.

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