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Effects of Seed Extraction on the Quality of Southern Pine Seeds

Cone-drying tests with six pine species indicated that cones should be precured to moisture levels of 35 to 50 percent before application of heat. Precuring to 25 percent moisture may damage seed quality in some species. Proper precuring can also reduce, up to two-thirds, the amount of water loss required from cones for complete opening, as well as minimize damage to seeds from excessive drying temperatures.


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Author(s): Franklin T. Bonner

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1984

Event: Southern Nursery Conference Proceedings - Eastern Session
1984 - Asheville, NC

Section: Eastern

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