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X-ray inspection technique aids forest tree seed production

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R. W. Stark, University of California
R. S. Adams, California Division of Forestry

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California Agriculture 17(7):6-7.

Published July 01, 1963

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The collection, cleaning, drying and storage of enough tree seeds for reforestation in California is increasingly important in today's forest management. A prime factor inhibiting seed production is insect damage. Many insect pests are not externally visible, and empty seeds or deformed or diseased embryos cannot be discovered except by seed dissection. A new highspeed X-ray technique for the rapid analysis of the proportion of sound seed is discussed in this report.

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X-ray inspection technique aids forest tree seed production

R. W. Stark, R. S. Adams
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X-ray inspection technique aids forest tree seed production

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Authors

R. W. Stark, University of California
R. S. Adams, California Division of Forestry

Publication Information

California Agriculture 17(7):6-7.

Published July 01, 1963

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

The collection, cleaning, drying and storage of enough tree seeds for reforestation in California is increasingly important in today's forest management. A prime factor inhibiting seed production is insect damage. Many insect pests are not externally visible, and empty seeds or deformed or diseased embryos cannot be discovered except by seed dissection. A new highspeed X-ray technique for the rapid analysis of the proportion of sound seed is discussed in this report.

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