Container-Grown Longleaf Pine Seedling Quality

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  • Authors: Hainds, Mark J.; Barnett, James P.
  • Publication Year: 2004
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 319-320

Abstract

This study examines the comparative hardiness of various classes or grades of container-grown longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) seedlings. Most container longleaf seedlings are grown in small ribbed containers averaging 5 to 7 cubic inches in volume and 3 to 6 inches in depth. Great variability is often exhibited in typical lots of container-grown longleaf pine seedlings. Longleaf seedlings are usually sold on a per-thousand basis and an average lot of 1000 seedlings will contain “good” or “target” seedlings, “doubles” (two seedlings per plug), “floppies” or “culls”, and “sonderegger” (hybrid loblolly x longleaf) seedlings. This study examines the relative survival rates of these four seedling types in the first growing season.

  • Citation: Hainds, Mark J.; Barnett, James P. 2004. Container-Grown Longleaf Pine Seedling Quality. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 319-320
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  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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