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    Author(s): Diane L. Haase
    Date: 2007
    Source: In: Riley, L.E.; Dumroese, R.K.; Landis, T.D. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2006. Proceedings RMRS-P-50. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 3-8
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    Seedling quality and subsequent field performance can be influenced by various stress factors. Measuring seedling quality can help to identify possible crop problems in order to make informed decisions for culturing, lifting, storing, and planting. In addition, seedling quality data can help seedling growers and users to better understand annual patterns among species, stocktypes, seed lots, and cultural treatments. This paper describes stresses that can reduce seedling quality and summarizes several common morphological and physiological measurements that have been linked to seedling field performance.

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    Haase, Diane L. 2007. Morphological and physiological evaluations of seedling quality. In: Riley, L.E.; Dumroese, R.K.; Landis, T.D. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations - 2006. Proceedings RMRS-P-50. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 3-8

    Keywords

    height, stem diameter, shoot:root, cold hardiness, plant moisture stress, root growth potential

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