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    Author(s): L.R. Auchmoody
    Date: 1979
    Source: Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 9: 514-516.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Nitrogen fertilizers triggered germination of dormant Prunus pensylvanica L. seed naturally buried in the forest floor of 60-year-old Allegheny hardwood stands. Neither triple superphosphate nor muriate of potash applied with urea increased germination over that which occurred with urea alone. Rates as low as 56 kg/ha N from urea and calcium nitrate and 112 kg/ha N from ammonium sulfate stimulated germination. Nitrate was apparently responsible for breaking dormancy.

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    Auchmoody, L.R. 1979. Nitrogen fertilization stimulates germination of dormant pin cherry seed. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 9: 514-516.

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