Light requirements for germination of loblolly pine seeds

  • Authors: McLemore, B. F.
  • Publication Year: 1971
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication (MISC)
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The light requirement for germination of loblolly pine seeds can be met during stratification or germination. One hour of irradiation with light at a avelength of 660 nm and an intensity of 600 ergs/cm2/sec fulfilled the light requirements for germination of seeds stratified for 28 days. Fifteen minutes of the same light at an intensity of 2000 ergs/cm2/sec was adequate when the stratification period was only 15 days. Exposure of seeds to light during stratification neither hastened nor increased germination in light.

  • Citation: McLemore, B. F. 1971. Light requirements for germination of loblolly pine seeds. Forest Science. 17(3):285-286.
  • Posted Date: March 25, 2022
  • Modified Date: March 25, 2022
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