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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Problems of Hardwood Seed and Planting Hardwood Seed
Floyd Hickam
1996: Gatlinburg, TN
The problems of hardwood seed will be covered by better qualified speakers than myself. I will keep my discussion confined to planting problems and touch on seed only as a planting problem. Many planting problems are caused by seed conditions. These problems are compounded when the planting supervisor or nursery manager are left out of the seed process. The nursery manager or employee in charge of planting should be involved in setting seed procurement standards. Total seed processing should be delayed if seed is to be stored for extended time. The rate of deterioration of stored seed will be very high in first few weeks of storage. This damage is from insect-disease and other defects that are very hard to detect at time of harvesting.

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