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Woody Plant Seed Manual


USDA FS Agriculture Handbook 727, April 2008


NOTE: All files are PDF documents.

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USDA Seed Covers 2 & 3

Contents, Introduction & Using this Book

Part I - Principles & General Methods of Producing & Handling Seeds

Chapter 1-Seed Biology

Chapter 2-Genetic Improvement of Forest Trees

Chapter 3-Seed Harvesting & Conditioning

Chapter 4-Storage of Seeds

Chapter 5-Seed Testing

Chapter 6-Certification of Tree Seeds & Other Woody Plant Materials

Chapter 7-Nursery Practices

Part II - Specific Handling Methods & Data for 236 Genera


A genera

B genera

C genera (Callicarpa - Cercocarpus)

C genera (Chamaebatia - Cytisus)

D & E genera

F & G genera

H-I-J genera

K & L genera

M & N genera

O & P genera (Oemleria - Pieris)


P genera (Pithecellobium - Pyrus)

Q & R genera

S genera

T & U genera

V-W-Y-Z genera

Part III - Appendices

Conversion Factors, Glossary, List of Families and Genera & Index of Authors



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