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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 1983 Preliminary trials on upgrading Platanus occidentalis with the Helmuth Electrostatic seed separator

Preliminary trials on upgrading Platanus occidentalis with the Helmuth Electrostatic seed separator

The electrostatic seed separator is a recently invented seed conditioning machine which uses the force of an electrostatic field to separate particles of different area and weight. It has been successfully used to size, clean, and improve germination of Platanus occidentalis seed. The seed separator also should be useful on other tree seed.


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Author(s): Robert P. Karrfalt, Richard E. Helmuth

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1983

Event: The Challenge of Producing Native Plants for the Intermountain Area
1983 - Las Vegas, NV

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