Canadian Forest Service Publications

Dormancy and moist-chilling requirements for germination of white spruce seeds from various latitudes in Canada. 2009. Wang, B.S.P.; Simpson, J.D. Pages 265-271 (Vol. Forestry Series 197) in Proceedings of the Symposium on Research and Challenge in Technology of Seed Gernmination, Seedling Production and Plantation, June 29-30, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taipei, Taiwan, Fredericton, NB.

Year: 2009

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 30092

Language: English

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Dormancy and germination requirements for white spruce (Picea glauca [Moench] Voss) seeds collected from 1970 to 1982 from single trees and in bulk at latitudes 43 to 62 N across Canada were evaluated. Results indicate that dormancy varied among latitudes and crop years. For laboratory germination testing, 21 days of moist chilling effectively released dormancy and enhanced germination.