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Germination Temperatures For Container Culture Of Southern Pines

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Peak germination of unstratified longleaf, short-leaf, loblolly, and slash pine seeds occurred at 75° F. Longleaf seeds germinated better at lower temperatures and less successfully at higher temperatures than those of slash, loblolly, and shortleaf pine. Stratification broadened the range at which slash, loblolly, and shortleaf germinated satisfactorily. Improvement in germination was greater at temperatures below 75° than above 75° Temperatures of 95° resulted in low germination under all conditions.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal silviculturist, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Alexandria Forestry Center, Pineville, Louisiana

Publication date: February 1, 1979

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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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