Direct seeding in the Northeast

  • Authors: Mann, William F. Jr.
  • Publication Year: 1965
  • Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
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Direct seeding is a proven, accepted method of artificial regeneration for the major southern pine species. More than 600,000 acres have been sown in the last seven years on a broad array of site and cover conditions. As a matter of perspective, this acreage is almost double the total size of existing plantations in all of New England. Most of the seeding has been with slash, loblolly, long leaf and shortleaf pines, but Virginia and white pine also have been sown. I will review the development and application of direct-seeding techniques with these species and suggest ways for you to profit from our experiences. I hope my summary will help you evolve reliable prescriptions for your own region.

  • Citation: Mann, William F., Jr. 1965. Direct seeding in the Northeast. Progress in direct-seeding the southern pines. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts. Agricultural Experiment Station. 9-13.
  • Posted Date: March 25, 2022
  • Modified Date: March 25, 2022
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