Longleaf Container Grown Seedlings: What's Good? What's Bad? What to Look for in Your Seedling Shipment.
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Oct 14, 2011 12:00 pm US/Eastern
Length: 01:00 (hh:mm)
- Mark Hainds, Research Coordinator, The Longleaf Alliance
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What you will learn: During the 2011-2012 planting season somewhere between 80 and 100-million longleaf pine seedlings will be planted across the Southeastern, US. Approximately 90% of these seedlings will be grown in containers and shipped as plug or containerized. Most of these shipped seedlings will be acceptable or 'target' grade seedlings. However, grades or categories of longleaf that one may find at varying percentages in a shipment include: weeds in plug, hybrids, floppies, doubles, dry plugs, previously frozen plugs, unacceptable root orientation, diseased plugs, dead seedlings, alternate pine species, and other grades or categories of container-grown longleaf. This webinar will help the participant (forest landowners, tree planters, foresters, consultants, and other interested parties) to identify the various categories or grades of longleaf seedlings and to recognize the costs or benefits associated with their planting. The instructor and participants will also examine data from survival and growth studies that have been installed across the Southeast, with the express purpose of demonstrating how various categories or grades of seedlings perform in survival and growth when compared to target grade seedlings.
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