Container-grown Longleaf Pine Seedling Quality

Hainds, M. J. and Barnett, J. P. IN: Proceedings of the 12th biennial southern silvicultural research conference, p. 319-320. USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, General Technical Report SRS-71. Kristina F. Connor, ed. 2004.

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 xlongleaf) seedlings. This study examines the relative survival rates of these four seedling types in the first growing season.

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Author(s): Mark J. Hainds, James P. Barnett

Section: Seedling Physiology and Morphology

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