Effect of fertilisation on Norway spruce needles
V.V. Podrázský, S. Vacek, I. Ulbrichováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/4706-JFSCitation:Podrázský V.V., Vacek S., Ulbrichová I. (2003): Effect of fertilisation on Norway spruce needles. J. For. Sci., 49: 321-326.
Yellowing of Norway spruce is a relatively common problem in many regions of the Czech Republic. At some places, it is also connected with forest decline. This unfavourable phenomenon is initiated by several ecological as well as anthropogenic processes. One of the most important is the imbalance of forest stand nutrition. Particular reasons lead to nutrient deficiency, especially deficiency of magnesium. Solution to this undesirable trend is a profound ecological analysis and cause-oriented treatments. Besides decreasing air pollution impacts, fertilisation with deficient nutrients represents a successful treatment in the forest stand management in affected areas. In the area of interest, application of relatively small amounts of appropriate fertiliser (SILVAMIX Mg) led to considerable improvement in the defoliation dynamics and yellowing progress since the first year after application.
air pollution impact; defoliation; spruce yellowing; nutrient deficiency; fertilisation