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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 2004 Acorn Size Effects Seedling Size at the Penn Nursery

Acorn Size Effects Seedling Size at the Penn Nursery

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Penn Nursery, located in Spring Mills, PA, was 1 of 4 nurseries participating in a study to determine the effect of acorn sizing on production of northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) and white oak (Q. alba L.). It is hypothesized that larger acorns would produce larger seedlings. Therefore, by sizing acorns, it will be possible to produce more uniform beds of seedlings, tailor production schedules to acorn size, and reduce cull percentages.

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Author(s): Robert P. Karrfalt

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 2004

Event: Southern Forest Nursery Association
2004 - Charleston, SC

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