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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 51, Number 1 (2005) Factors Influencing the Quality of Nursery Seedlings of Pinus Pseudostrobus Lindl

Factors Influencing the Quality of Nursery Seedlings of Pinus Pseudostrobus Lindl

This study presents the results of cultivating seedlings of Pinus pseudostrobus Lindl. in nursery conditions for 1 year. Germination and survival were tested in five container types and three substrates. A "mixture" (50-percent peat moss, 25-percent agrolite' and 25-percent vermiculite) and the "pine bark" substrates provided better germination than the "forest soil." Survival was better (89 percent) in 100-cm) (6-in') tubular containers. Seedlings growth was proportional to the capacity of the containers. Most robust seedlings were obtained in 400-cm~ (24-in~) plastic bags. However, given the expected economical and environmental benefits, we recommend Pinus pseudostrobus be grown in 160-cm3 (10-in3 ) tubular containers with pine bark substrate.


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Author(s): Pedro A. Dominguez, Jose Navar, Ciro Hernandez, Jose Tienda

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 51, Number 1 (2005)

Volume: 51

Number: 1

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