Assessing the Effect of Nutrient Availability on Ponderosa Pine Resource Allocation Between Growth and Defenses

2004 | John E. Lloyd and Javier Lugo-Pérez, University of Idaho at Moscow
Resource allocation theory suggests that trees must allocate their resources between growth and defense. This study will investigate the trade-off between growth and production of defensive compounds under varying nutrient availability, in order to develop a prescription nutrient management strategy to enhance tree stress resistance mechanisms.

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