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Blue oak acorns more viable in Madera County than Kern County


Ralph L. Phillips
Neil K. McDougald
Douglas McCreary

Authors Affiliations

R.L. Phillips is Natural Resource/Range and Livestock Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Kern and Tulare counties; N.K. McDougald is Area Natural Resource Specialist, Madera County; D. McCreary is Natural Resource Specialist, UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 49(5):18-21. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n05p18. September 1995.

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Acorns from native blue oaks growing in Madera and Kern counties were evaluated for quality in this 2-year study. Acorns from Madera County were larger and more of their seedlings emerged from the soil and at a faster rate than acorns from Kern County. Insect infestation and disease in the acorns were not consistent during the study.

Phillips R, McDougald N, McCreary D. 1995. Blue oak acorns more viable in Madera County than Kern County. Hilgardia 49(5):18-21. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n05p18
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