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Field Germination of Nuttall Oak AcornsAuthor(s): R. L. Johnson
Source: Research Note SO-RN-101. New Orleans, LA: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionIn newly cleared plots on Sharkey clay near Stoneville, Mississippi, germination was as high as 79 percent for Nuttall oak (Quercus nuttallii Palmer) acorns sown unstratified in January and 86 percent for those stratified and sown in April. Most seedlings appeared in June and July , when soil temperatures were usually between 80° and 90° F. Germination was faster and more complete among acorns sown 1 and 2 inches deep than among those sown 4 inches deep. Rodents, mainly chipmunks, dug up and ate some acorns at all three depths.
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CitationJohnson, R. L. 1970. Field Germination of Nuttall Oak Acorns. Research Note SO-RN-101. New Orleans, LA: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
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