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Germination of Loblolly Pine Seed Hastened by Soakigs in Aerated Cold Water

In preliminary tests, soaking loblolly pine seeds in cold, aerated water for 28 days stimulated germination nearly as well as conventional cold stratification, and better than hydrogen peroxide soaks or water soaks without aeration. The water aeration method is easy and inexpensive, and eliminates the dangers of heating and molding, which are present in stratification. The tests were run to compare stratification, soaking in hydrogen peroxide solutions, and soaking in aerated water. Hydrogen peroxide soaks were recommended for loblolly seeds by Carter and Jones (1). Fowler (3) found that soaking in aerated water hastened the germination of white pine seeds.


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Author(s): James P. Barnett, B. F. McLemore

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 18, Number 2 (1967)

Volume: 18

Number: 2

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