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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Issue 11 (1952) Vermiculite as a Medium for Germination Testing

Vermiculite as a Medium for Germination Testing

In running germination tests on conifer seed it is frequently the practice to use sterile sand as a medium. The flats filled with sand are heavy and when the nurseryman can not spend time every day inspecting the flats, it is difficult to keep a uniform moisture condition. This spring a few flats were filled with vermiculite and sown to jack pine seed. At the same time other flats filled with sterile sand were sown with seed from the same source.

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Author(s): Edward D. Clifford

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 11 (1952)