Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Full Length Research Paper

The effect of nursery measures on mycorrhizal colonisation of Scots pine and occurrence of soil mites

Andrzej Klimek1*, StanisÅ‚aw Rolbiecki2, Roman Rolbiecki2, Dorota HilszczaÅ„ska3 and Piotr Malczyk4
  1Department of Zoology, 20 Kordeckiego St., University of Technology and Life Sciences, 85-225 Bydgoszcz, Poland. 2Department of Land Reclamation and Agrometeorology, 6 BernardyÅ„ska St.,University of Technology and Life Sciences, 85-029 Bydgoszcz, Poland. 3Department of Forest Ecology, Institute of Forest Research in Warszawa, SÄ™kocin Stary, 3 Braci LeÅ›nej St., 05-090 Raszyn, Poland. 4Department of Soil Science and Soil Protection, 6 BernardyÅ„ska St., University of Technology and Life Sciences, 85-029 Bydgoszcz, Poland.
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  •  Accepted: 07 June 2012
  •  Published: 19 July 2012



The aim of the study was to determine the influence of organic fertilization (treated sewage sludge with addition of bark or sawdust) and mulching (forest edaphon inoculation) on the vitality of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) seedlings and their mycorrhizal structure, as well as the occurrence of soil mites (Acari). Nursery experiments were carried out in 2005 to 2007. It was stated that the studied factors influenced seedling vigour, mycorrhizal colonization, soil properties and the occurrence of mites.


Key words: Pinus sylvestris L., mycorrhiza, Acari, mulching, fertilization