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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Seed Pathogens and Seed Treatments
Will Littke
1996: Salem, OR
Every year, nursery growers prepare thousands of pounds of conifer seed for sowing in bare-root and container nurseries. The vigor and health of this seed is a strong determinant of the quality, uniformity and yield of the ensuing crop. To achieve the full potential from this seed and to minimize the loss from disease, growers need to be knowledgeable about seed pathogens. This is not to minimize the contribution that seed maturation level and vigor play in seedling development, but rather as an insurance of quality throughout the nursery production chain.

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