Producing high-quality slash pine seeds

  • Authors: Barnett, James; Varela, Sue
  • Publication Year: 2003
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: Riley L.E., Dumroese R.K., Landis T.D., technical coordinators. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations—2002. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Proceedings RMRS-P-28: 52–56. Available at: http://www.fcnanet.org/proceedings/2002/barnett.pdf

Abstract

Slash pine is a desirable species. It serves many purposes and is well adapted to poorly drained flatwoods and seasonally flooded areas along the lower Coastal Plain of the Southeastern US. The use of high-quality seeds has been shown to produce uniform seedlings for outplanting, which is key to silvicultural success along the Coastal Plain and elsewhere. We present information for nursery managers who collect, process, and treat slash pine seeds.

  • Citation: Barnett, James; Varela, Sue 2003. Producing high-quality slash pine seeds. In: Riley L.E., Dumroese R.K., Landis T.D., technical coordinators. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations—2002. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Proceedings RMRS-P-28: 52–56. Available at: http://www.fcnanet.org/proceedings/2002/barnett.pdf
  • Keywords: Pinus elliottii, P. taeda, P. palustris, P. echinata, seed storage, seed processing, stratification, seed pathogens
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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