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Combating hydrophobicity issues to improve seedling survival in a revegetation program

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Resham Gautam, Nanjappa Ashwath, Pramod Shrestha
The practice of using nursery-raised seedlings is becoming popular in revegetation programs. However, this practice often results in low survival of seedlings in the tropics under rainfed conditions, partly due to hydrophobicity of the media used in raising the seedlings. Since the hydrophobicity affects survival of seedlings in the field, techniques to correct hydrophobicity must be investigated. This study shows that the seedlings treated with lime, clay, compost tea or surfactant survived well and for longer periods than those untreated under greenhouse conditions. The results from a field study showed similar trends but the effects of surfactants were less pronounced.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Start Page

144

End Page

147

Number of Pages

4

Start Date

01/01/2013

ISBN-13

9785942116446

Location

St Petersburg, Russia

Publisher

National Mineral Resources University of Mines

Place of Publication

St Petersburg

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

National Mineral Resources University of Mines (Russia) Conference

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