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Stratification requirements for germination of western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seed

Frank C. Sorensen

Stratification requirements for germination of western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seed

by Frank C. Sorensen

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest Research Station in Portland, Or .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Western larch -- Seeds.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementFrank C. Sorensen.
    SeriesResearch note PNW -- RN-493., Research note PNW -- 493.
    ContributionsPacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination11 p. :
    Number of Pages11
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16014253M

    larch seed have shown that germination continues slowly throughout the entire summer season (53)# Seedlings that develop from slowly germin­ ating seeds have a poor survival percentage (8). The primary objective of this study was to find methods of inducing rapid and complete germination of western larch . C either inhibited or had a neutral effect on germination, W did not enhanced seed germination, while DAR had a positive effect only in species from coastal environments. The thermal time constant (S) for 50% germination ranged from 22 to °Cd (degree days) above base temperatures (T b) of –9 to 9°C, depending on species and treatments.

    The Western Larch is the largest of the Larches. It is a fast-growing tree that can grow to heights of to feet. Western Larch is used for lumber, fine veneer and poles. Soil Type: Light, Sandy and medium loamy soils. Zones: 5 to 7. Germination Range: %. Stratification Requirement: Seed requires days cold moist s: 1. The Western Larch is the largest of the Larches. It is a fast-growing tree that can grow to heights of to feet. Western Larch is used for lumber, fine veneer and poles. Soil Type: Light, Sandy and medium loamy soils. Zones: 5 to 7 Germination Range: % Stratification Requirement: Seed requires days cold moist stratification.

    Larix sibirica is a deciduous Tree growing to 30 m (98ft 5in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 1 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from April to May, and the seeds ripen from October to November. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. different germination parameters, but negatively affected germination of western larch (Larix occidentalis). On a family level with pine seeds, spray paint may or may not be appropriate depending.


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Stratification requirements for germination of western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seed by Frank C. Sorensen Download PDF EPUB FB2

A northeast Washington collection of western larch seeds was stratified for 0,10, 20, 40, and 80 days and incubated at 55, 64, and 73 °F.

The germination percentage of filled seeds and speed and uniformity of germination were improved by long stratifica- tion, File Size: KB. Get this from a library. Stratification requirements for germination of western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seed.

[Frank C Sorensen; Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.)]. From the results it was concluded that western larch larch Subject Category: Organism Groups see more details germinates early and relatively uniformly when sown in autumn; these seedlings were taller after 1 yr than seedlings from stratified seed.

Stratification is only marginally necessary for germination under standard test conditions; short stratification should be sufficient for germination in a heated or warm greenhouse, but long stratification will improve by: 2.

Germination temperature regime and stratification duration were explored with eight western larch seedlots. The seedlots were stratified for 0, 3 or 6 weeks and for each stratification treatment the seedlots were was tested at a and a temperature regime.

These temperature regimes reflect the minimum and maximum temperatures [°C] that the seeds would be exposed to over a hour period. Stratification requirements for germination of western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seed / By Frank C.

Sorensen and Or.) Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland. The Ψ and Ox experiments that followed were conducted in a growth chamber at a constant 25°C, as this falls within the range of optimal temperatures for germination in these populations [unpublished data], and 12 h day length under µmol m −2 s −1 PPFD (halogen lights) to satisfy any light requirements for germination.

Germinated seeds were counted and removed daily for the first 5 days of the. For moist stratification, your seeds must maintain contact with a moisture-retaining medium for weeks to months.

Most homestead-grown plants that have stratification requirements need cold moist treatment. So, we’ll focus on that for the rest of this article. Seeds that Need Moist Stratification. Pines have highly variable germination after storage.

Recommended seed storage conditions Dry to % moisture content and store at C. Remove from storage one week before cold stratification. *Some species in this genus require a double cold stratification: that is, two cold treatments separated by warm one, to germinate well.

Try two to three months of cold followed by two months of warmth, then again two to three months of cold. When you expose them to warmth after these repeated treatments, most will germinate quite readily. Larch germinates well without pretreatment.

However, cool, moist stratification for 18 days may enhance germination of spring-sown seed. (1) Seed life (can be stored, short shelf-life, long shelf-life).

Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA HOBART November, n larch Lesquerella fendleri (Gray) Wats. Fendler's bladderpod Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.

tomato Stratification 27 Germination 36 Defining germination. larch responds to extended stratification. Sorenson () indicates that if temperatures are below 55°F [≈°C] that 40 days of stratification is required to obtain complete germination.

If western larch is grown as an open compound crop growers should be aware that low temperatures. Sprinkle it on the soil under the tree. Use ½ lb of fertilizer for each ½ inch of trunk diameter, measured at the base. Larch Tree Seed Stratification Requirements for Germination  American Larch (Larix laricina): 30 to 60 days cold moist stratification.

Many seeds require a cold stratification period in order to germinate while some require a warm stratification prior to the cold stratification. Cold stratification is at the temperature of Degrees F., while warm stratification is at the temperature of degrees F.

seedlings. If seed does not germinate the first year, don’t give up; germination may occur the second year or even later. Using a calendar and our germination codes, calculate the date to start cold, moist stratificaton pre-treatment.

Rinse or complete a short soak. Pour into a coffee filter, paper towel or fine screen to drain. Fold. Flowering occurs from April to June and seed dispersal is from September to October. Pick larch cones from the tree in the fall as soon as they ripen.

1 Seed germination (needs dormancy breaking?) Larch germinates well without pretreatment. However, cool, moist stratification for 18 days may enhance germination of spring-sown seed.

(1). No stratification test = 72% while same the lot with 21 days stratification = 90% germination. So a little cold moist stratification will increase the germination %.

To stratify seeds, start by placing them in some moistened peat, sand, or paper towels in a closed container or sealed plastic bag. 1  For cold stratification, place the container in the refrigerator.

For warm stratification, store it somewhere where the temperature. No germination occurred in E. koreanum after cold stratification at 5 °C for days (Noh et al., ). The seeds of E. pseudowushanense germinated after 4 months at 15 °C followed by cold stratification at 5 °C, but warm stratification at 27 °C followed by cold stratification did not promote germination.

Germination is the first step in producing plants from seed and requires an understanding of dormancy and germination requirements for efficient and successful plant propagation at a large scale.

But seed germination protocols for Asclepias species are relatively poorly developed, despite the large number of species in the genus. Western Larch. Pinaceae -- Pine Family. Wyman C. Schmidt and Raymond C. Shearer. Western larch (Larix occidentalis), a deciduous conifer, is also called tamarack and western tamarack; less commonly used names are hackmatack, mountain larch, and Montana larch (17).

It is largest of the larches and is the most important timber species of the genus. Last week, whilst walking my dog, I noticed lots of larch cones on the forest floor, some still attached to small twigs and branches.

I picked a few up with the intention of learning more about larch seeds and of seeing whether I could grow a larch tree from seed.Cold stratify the seed in potassium nitrate and gibberellic acid and plant it in 3-cubic-inch (cubic- centimeter) containers with a mixture of peat and vermiculite.

Apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer once a week. Appendix B—Propagation and Establishment of Requirements for Selected Plant Species.