American elm has long been a very popular tree for prairie planting in the northern Great Plains region. Because of the fact that it has been believed generally that American elm seed could not be stored for any appreciable period of time it has been common practice to plant the seed shortly after it matures in the latter half of May and to accept as inevitable the losses resulting from summer drouths and early frosts. In this paper a satisfactory method is reported for storing elm seeds eleven months, thus permitting early spring sowing which results in the production of suitable size stock in one season.
Document Type: Journal Article
Bureau of Plant Industry
Publication date: August 1, 1937
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