Horticulture Research Station

Effects of Planting Season and Rootball Manipulation on Container-Grown Transplant Success

Authors: Grant Thompson (Iowa State University) , Cody McKune (Iowa State University) , Jan Thompson (Iowa State University)

  • Effects of Planting Season and Rootball Manipulation on Container-Grown Transplant Success

    Horticulture Research Station

    Effects of Planting Season and Rootball Manipulation on Container-Grown Transplant Success

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Abstract

The long-term growth of trees is dependent on relatively defect-free root systems. Container-grown tree production is becoming more popular than field-grown trees, but container production increases the potential for root system defects. Recent evidence suggests establishment and subsequent growth of container-grown trees can be enhanced via rootball manipulation practices that correct container production induced root defects. Unfortunately, very little rootball manipulation research has been conducted in the Midwest and northern United States with potentially fewer/shorter transplant windows and shorter growing seasons. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of rootball manipulations and planting season on post-planting growth of three container-grown tree species representing a range of relative intrinsic growth rates.

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Thompson, G., McKune, C. & Thompson, J., (2021) “Effects of Planting Season and Rootball Manipulation on Container-Grown Transplant Success”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 4.

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01 Mar 2021