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Title: Seed Handling Highlights Storage of Acorns and Other Large Hardwood Seeds - Problems and Possibilities
Author: Bonner, F. T.;
Source: In: Proceedings Southeastern Nurserymen's Conference. Atlanta, GA: US Forest Service, Southeastern Area, State and Private Forestry. 77-82.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Description: Extended storage of heavy, high-moisture seeds is a problem the world over. Conifers and most hardwoods bear small seeds that can be stored for considerable periods at low moisture contents and low temperatures. But some of the big hardwood seeds can at best be kept overwinter; they are damaged or killed if dried to the levels commonly utilized for long-term storage. The problem is especially important for the genus Quercus, because good seed crops are irregular. To protect themselves from crop failures, nurserymen would like to be able to store acorns at least 3 years, and preferably 5. Tree improvement programs would also benefit greatly from a solution to the problem.
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Bonner, F. T. 1971. Seed Handling Highlights Storage of Acorns and Other Large Hardwood Seeds - Problems and Possibilities. In: Proceedings Southeastern Nurserymen's Conference. Atlanta, GA: US Forest Service, Southeastern Area, State and Private Forestry. 77-82.
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