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Testing for Seed Quality in Southern OaksAuthor(s): F.T. Bonner
Source: Res. Note SO-306. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionExpressions of germination rate, such as peak value (PV) or mean germination time (MGT), provide good estimates of acorn quality, but test completion requires a minimum of 3 weeks. For more rapid estimates, tetrazolium staining is recommended. Some seed test results were significantly correlated with nursery germination of cherrybark and water oaks, but not with seedling growth.
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CitationBonner, F.T. 1984. Testing for Seed Quality in Southern Oaks. Res. Note SO-306. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
Keywordsacorns, germination, nursery performance, Quercus
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