Inexperienced workers planted container-grown and bare-root seedlings of loblolly (Pinus taeda L.) on a rocky, upland site near Batesville, AR in a comparison of planting speed and survivability. Planting speed depended on the type of seedling planted and the amount of planting experience. Significantly less time was required to plant an acre with container-grown than bare-root seedlings. Experience increased the consistency and speed of planting for both seedling types.
Kluender, Richard A. and Yeiser, Jimmie L.
"Effects of Stock Type and Planter Experience on the Time Required to Plant Loblolly Pine Seddlings,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 41
, Article 17.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol41/iss1/17