Germination and Growth Characteristics of Quercus myrsinifolia Blume Seedlings According to Seed Coat Removal, Type of Potting Soil and Irrigation Cycleopen access
- Choi, Eun-Ji; Yong, Seong-Hyeon; Park, Dong-Jin; Park, Kwan-Been; Kim, Do-Hyun; Jin, Eon-Ju; Choi, Myung-Suk
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- evergreen oak; irrigation; Quercus myrsinifolia Blume; recalcitrant seed; seed coat removal; potting soil; seedling quality index; seed storage
- FORESTS, v.13, no.6
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- The importance of evergreen oak species is increasing due to changes in the ecosystem caused by climate change and environmental changes such as fine dust and carbon dioxide. The Quercus myrsinifolia Blume seeds showed a recalcitrant seed property, where the germination rate decreased when the moisture content was decreased. For seedling propagation of evergreen oak, the effect of oak seed coat (pericarp and testa) removal on germination and seedling growth as well as the effect of potting soil and irrigation cycle on seedling quality were investigated. The germination rate and germination characteristics of Q. myrsinifolia evergreen oak seeds showed significant differences depending on the storage period and the presence or absence of seed coat. Seed coat removal significantly increased germination rate compared to intact seeds, accelerated mean germination time, and increased germination rate and germination value. There was no significant difference in germination rate according to the storage period. The growth of Q. myrsinifolia seedlings was much better in the seeds with the seed coat removed than the intact seeds. The root collar diameter of seedlings germinated from intact seeds was 2.44 mm, and the root collar diameter of seedlings from which the seed coat was removed was 3.38 mm. As a result of the growth characteristics according to the potting soil, 1- and 3-year-old Q. myrsinifolia seedlings showed excellent root growth in commercial potting soil and sand mixed potting soil. Consequently, seedling quality index was 0.124-0.257 according to irrigation and 0.149-0.262 according to potting soil. From observing the root growth of the seedlings according to the irrigation treatment, in the case of 3-year-old seedlings, the total root length was 432 cm when irrigated every 3 days, and the growth was the best. The above results are expected to contribute significantly to the mass propagation of Q. myrsinifolia, which is important for warming and urban greening.
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