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Effect of Depth of Sowing on Nursery Yields of Black Locust

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With the development of the soil conservation program black locust has become a very important species. The yield of seedlings from a given number of black locust seed is notoriously low. Although few data have been available, it has long been suspected that the depth at which the seeds are planted affects the seedling yield. The results obtained by Mr. Meginnis seem to justify the recommendation that black locust seed be covered 1/4-1/2 inch when grown under conditions comparable to those under which the study was made.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Southern Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: 1938-04-01

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