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Record number 452484
Title Seed germination methods for native Caribbean trees and shrubs : with emphasis on species relevant for Bonaire
Author(s) Burg, W.J. van der; Freitas, J.; Debrot, A.O.
Source Wageningen : Plant Research International, Business Unit Agrosystems Research (Report / Plant Research International 551) - 60
Department(s) Applied Ecology
Biosystematics
Maritiem
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) zaadkieming - bomen - struiken - zaden - opslag van zaden - zaad verzamelen - kiemrust - bonaire - caribisch gebied - seed germination - trees - shrubs - seeds - seed storage - seed collection - seed dormancy - bonaire - caribbean
Categories Seed Production
Abstract This paper is intended as a basis for nature restoration activities using seeds of trees and (larger) shrubs native to Bonaire with the aim of reforestation. It describes the main seed biology issues relevant for species from this region, to facilitate decisions on time and stage of harvesting, safe storage, breaking dormancy and germinating seeds and planting the young trees in the field. The paper also emphasises that natural process of seedling establishment and succession must be observed in order to be successful. The choice of species and method of protection once planted in nature will prove essential. The paper ends with stressing that such a reforestation activity needs to be planned far ahead: seeds must be collected from tree species taking care of genetic diversity and their storage potential. Recalcitrant seeds (see paper) must be treated carefully and in a different way.
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