The collective responsibility for seedling quality.

  • Kevin Black School of Biology and Environmental Science, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
  • Conor O'Reilly School of Biology and Environmental Science, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
  • Mick Keane Coillte Teoranta, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. Ireland.
Keywords: Seedling quality, field performance, establishment.

Abstract

The target seedling concept is based on the idea that seedling stock quality is a predictor of field growth and survival. Good operating practice relating to the production, selection and delivery of good quality seedling stock does not stop at the nursery gate. The potential link between seedling quality and field performance was examined in this study, based on data collected from a nursery trial and under operational field conditions. Guidelines relating to the selection of seedling characteristics best suited to specific sites are also discussed.
Published
2007-11-01
How to Cite
Black, K., O’Reilly, C., & Keane, M. (2007). The collective responsibility for seedling quality. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from http://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9998
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