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Hastening the Extraction of Jack Pine Seeds

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Abstract:

The experiments reported in this article indicate that jack pine seeds can be extracted with equally good results by kiln drying at lower temperatures and for shorter periods than those now in use, and may open the way to considerable savings in labor and fuel costs. Extraction at room temperatures and humidities after heating the cones for about 10 seconds is also suggested as a possibility deserving investigation.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Silviculturist, Lake States Forest experiment Station, Maintained by the U. S. Department of Agriculture at University Farm, St. Paul, Minn., in cooperation with the University of Minnesota

Publication date: November 1, 1945

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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