Foliage sampling season begins in February

Davis, Murray; Jianming Xue
February 2010
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p34
The article offers a guide on foliage analysis as the foliage sampling season starts in February 2010. It notes that foliage analysis is used in forestry more than soil analysis in order to determine forest nutrient status and assess the need for fertilisers. Genetic variation, seasonal variation and foliage age are some of the factors that must be considered when sampling foliage. Tree height is said to determine the method used to collect foliage samples.


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