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Seed Handling Practices for Southern Pines Grown in Containers

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Costs of producing container-grown seedlings increase when containers are not fully stocked. Best use of containers requires high seed viability and low losses of newly germinated seedlings. Seed handling practices before and after sowing affect germination and seedling survival. This is a summary of seed preparation, sowing rates, disease control, and seed germination for container-grown southern pines.
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Document Type: Journal Article

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

Publication date: 1979-02-01

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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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