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    Author(s): David Lee
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E., tech. coords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2007. Proc. RMRS-P-57. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 51-54
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Saratoga Tree Nursery maintains over 120 ha (300 ac) of seed orchard and seed production areas.With the help of New York State Corrections crews, cones and fruits of desired species are collected when ripe. Cones and fruits are transported back to the nursery, assigned a seedlot number according to species, stored on drying racks for about 3 months, and processed in the seed extractory located at the facility. All corresponding data is recorded for each seedlot; all germination tests are performed by nursery staff.

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    Lee, David. 2008. Seed storage and testing procedures used at Saratoga Tree Nursery, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E., tech. coords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2007. Proc. RMRS-P-57. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 51-54

    Keywords

    seed germination, conifer seeds, hardwood seeds

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