Seedling Quality in Serbia – Results from a Three-Year Survey

  • Vladan Ivetić University of Belgrade - Faculty of Forestry, Kneza Višeslava 1, 11030 Belgrade, Serbia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0587-1422
  • Zoran Maksimović PE Srbijašume, Mihajla Pupina Blvd. 113, 11070 Belgrade, Serbia
  • Ivona Kerkez University of Belgrade - Faculty of Forestry, Kneza Višeslava 1, 11030 Belgrade, Serbia
  • Jovana R Devetaković University of Belgrade - Faculty of Forestry, Kneza Višeslava 1, 11030 Belgrade, Serbia

Abstract

During a three-year survey in 14 forest nurseries in Serbia we measured seedlings of 19 species and 96 stocktypes of both conifers and broadleaves. Seedlings were measured in the nurseries for height and diameter, and subsamples was taken for measurements of shoot and root dry weight, and presence of mycorrhiza. Results of mean values and variation of measured morphological attributes are presented and compared to Serbian standard for seedlings quality. We found mycorrhiza on seedlings root from almost every nursery, seedbed and tray. Our results show that current nursery cultural practice need to be improved and that seedlings quality standards should be updated.

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2017-12-30
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