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Effect of first 5-years storage temperature on vitality of Norway spruce seeds from different trees

Kantorowicz, W.

Prace Instytutu Badawczego Lesnictwa, Seria A (937/943): 19-41


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The vitality of Norway spruce (Picea abies) seeds collected from 55 trees in Jugow forest district (Poland) were analysed before and after 5 years of storage. Four different storage temperatures were applied: -15, -20, -25 and 3 degrees C. After storage, the vitality was satisfactory in all tested temperatures. Small decrease in germination was observed in seeds stored at 3 degrees C. A small decrease (1000 seeds) in weight was observed in all temperatures.

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