Electromagnetic Treatment of Loblolly Pine Seeds

  • Authors: Barnett, James P.; Krugman, Stanley L.
  • Publication Year: 1989
  • Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
  • Source: Res. Note SO-356. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
  • DOI: 10.2737/SO-RN-356

Abstract

Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) seeds were exposed to an electromagnetic radiation treatment (Energy Transfer Process, marketed by the Energy Transfer Corporation), and the effects of the treatments on seed germination, seedling development, disease resistance, and field performance of seedlings were evaluated. None of the evaluated variables showed any improvement over untreated controls.

  • Citation: Barnett, James P.; Krugman, Stanley L. 1989. Electromagnetic Treatment of Loblolly Pine Seeds. Res. Note SO-356. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
  • Keywords: Energy Transfer Process, germination speed, germination value, Gray Process, Pinus taeda, seed dormancy, seedling survival and growth
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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