Notes: Flotation in Ethanol Reduces Storability of Southern Pine Seeds

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Flotation in ethanol to separate full and empty seeds of spruce pine and slash pine caused viability to decline in storage. Drying for extended periods after the soaks alleviated some of this effect. Flotation of longleaf pine seeds in pentane did not affect storability. Forest Sci. 17: 50-51.

Keywords: Pinus elliottii; Pinus glabra; Pinus palustris; seed germination

Document Type: News

Affiliations: Silviculturist, Alexandria Forestry Center, Southern Forest Exp. Sta., USDA Forest Serv., Pineville, La.

Publication date: March 1, 1971

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