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Increasing Latex in Pine Seed Coating Impairs Repellency and Germination

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The repellent currently recommended for protecting pine seeds sown directly contains 2 gallons Arasan 42-S, I pound Endrin 50-W, and 10 ounces latex per 100 pounds of seed. Weathering prior to germination causes some repellent loss but seed protection from rodents is not significantly decreased. Greater amounts of latex allow more depredations by several rodent species and decrease germination.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Silviculturist, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Pineville, Louisiana

Publication date: 1979-05-01

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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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