RPM in Agroforestry

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RPM™ ROOT PRODUCTION METHOD CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRO FORESTRY

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THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF PROVENANCE AND SEED SELECTION

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THE LIFE OF A RED OAK PRODUCED USING THE RPM ™ PATENTED PRODUCTION SYSTEM 16 YEAR OLD RPM™ RED OAK (Quercus rubra) DBH AT 16 YEARS 13 INCHES APPROXIMATE HEIGHT 45 FT LOCATION: ELSBERRY MO

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GROWTH RINGS OF RPM™ PIN OAK AT 18 YEARS 22” CALIPER

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YEAR 1 RPM™ RED OAK YEAR 4 RPM™ RED OAK

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YEAR ONE RPM™ ROOT SYSTEM

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1year RPM™ Oak Root System compared to traditional field grown 1yr seedling.

4 yr old RPM™ Red Oak root system : 

4 yr old RPM™ Red Oak root system

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6” Caliper on 4 yr RPM™ RED OAK

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UNIFORM GROWTH OF 4 DIFFERENT RPM™ OAK SPECIES 7 YEAR OUTPLANTING

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RPM™ RED OAK CANOPIED IN 7 YRS AT 20X20 SPACING

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SUPERIOR QUALITY RED OAK SEED

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Aspirator used for grading seed by density.

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STEP ONE RPM™ RED OAK

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EARLY LATERAL ROOTS

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STEP TWO RPM™ RED OAK

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30 days after transplant to Step 2

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Completion of 2nd flush of growth ready to move to Step 3

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STEP 3 RPM™ POTS PRE SET FOR LINING

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RED OAK STEP 3 RPM™

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RPM ™ RED OAK FINISHED STEP 3 210 DAYS FROM GERMINATION RPM™ STEP 3 ROOT SYSTEM SHOWING HEAVY INNOCULATION OF MYCORRHIZAE

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AMEREN UE MITIGATION PROJECT Examples of RPM™ uses

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WETLAND RESTORATION MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOODPLAIN

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WETLAND RESTORATION CORN CROP BETWEEN PLANTINGS

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WETLAND RESTORATION

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SUNFLOWER AGRO FORESTRY CROP

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RED TOP COMPANION GRASS

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MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOODPLAIN BOTTOM LAND FOREST RESTORATION 8 GROWING SEASONS

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Trunk measurement showing approximate growth of 1” caliper per year

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RPM™ Kentucky Coffee tree and Bald Cypress Bottomland Forest Restoration

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EARLY NUT PRODUCTION 3 YEAR RPM™ OAK

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ACORN PRODUCTION ON A 7YR RPM™ RED OAK

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ACORNS UNDER 3 YEAR RPM™ OAK

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EARLY OAK REGENERATION

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STREAM BANK BUFFER

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RPM™ Sugar maple 4th growing season

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RPM™ Sugar maple 12th growing season

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GRAFTING PECANS ON RPM™ ROOTSTOCK

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RPM™ Pecan grafts 1 yr growth (grafted late April)

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HEAVY BLACK WALNUT PRODUCTION 3YR RPM™

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ODOR ABATEMENT

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WHITE OAK SELECTION HOLDS LEAVES EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR ODOR ABATEMENT PROJECTS PICTURE TAKEN APRIL 02 2008

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Evergreens serve dual purpose of odor abatement and windbreak

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RPM ™ RED CEDAR AND WHITE PINE PLANTING YEAR 1

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RPM™ RED CEDAR AND WHITE PINE PLANTING YEAR 2

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RPM ™ RED CEDAR YEAR 3

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MITIGATION BANKING

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WETLAND FILTER STRIP OF PRAIRIE CORD GRASS AND CATAILS AT FORREST KEELING NURSERY

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PLANTING FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS………

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