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Effects of treatment and seed source on germination of eastern redcedar seed

Author(s):

David F. Van Haverbeke
C. W. Comer

Year:

1985

Publication type:

Research Paper (RP)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station

Source:

Res. Pap. RM-RP-263. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.

Description

Germination of eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) seeds was best with a 96-hour soak in citric acid (10,000 ppm), with 6 weeks of moist-warm (24° C) stratification, and 10 weeks of moist-cold (5° C) stratification. Geographic seed sources responded differently to treatment. Use of fresh seeds could reduce the time in moist-warm stratification, would improve germination, and would reduce interaction between seed source and treatment.

Citation

Van Haverbeke, David F.; Comer, C. W. 1985. Effects of treatment and seed source on germination of eastern redcedar seed. Res. Pap. RM-RP-263. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.

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