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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 58, Number 2 (2015) Recent Work at the National Seed Laboratory on Seed Storage, Upgrading Native Plant Seed Germination, and Germination Protocols for New Species

Recent Work at the National Seed Laboratory on Seed Storage, Upgrading Native Plant Seed Germination, and Germination Protocols for New Species

Equilibrium relative humidity is an excellent emerging technology for managing seed moisture for storage purposes. This article describes how this technology is improving seed storage and some pitfalls to avoid in using this technology. Native plant seeds are often of lower quality than needed for efficient nursery production of seedlings or the application of advanced seed-sowing technologies such as seed pelletizing. Work on Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentate Nutt. spp. wyomingensis Beetle & Young) indicates that upgrading technologies used successfully in forestry will also produce better seed lots with other native plants. This paper was presented at a joint meeting of the Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association, the Intermountain Container Seedling Growers Association, and the Intertribal Nursery Council (Boise, ID, September 9–11, 2014).


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Author(s): Robert P. Karrfalt

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 58, Number 2 (2015)

Event: Joint Meeting of the Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association, the Intermountain Container Seedling Growers Association, and the Intertribal Nursery Council
2014 - Boise, Idaho

Volume: 58

Number: 2

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