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Effects of Soil Wetting Agent Concentration on Southern Pine Seed Germination

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A widely used soil wetting agent at the recommended rate (0.1 percent) reduced germination of longleaf, slash, loblolly, and shortleaf pine seeds. Germination varied by species and seed lot. The application rate may be lowered to 0.02 to 0.04 percent, which provides adequate wetting without reducing germination.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Silviculturist, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Alexandria Forestry Center, Pineville, LA

Publication date: 1977-08-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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