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Hands beat machines for collecting native seed

Davies, Mary Ann; Jensen, Scott. 2008. Hands beat machines for collecting native seed. Restoration and Nurseries Tech Tips 0824 2353. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. Online:

A hedge trimmer (Garden Groom Pro) and a hand-held vacuum (Euro-Pro Shark) were tested to determine whether they might be more effective for collecting the seed of native plants than common hand methods. The common hand methods worked best.

Keywords: equipment, evaluations, restoration, trimmers, vacuums

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Hands beat machines for collecting native seed
Electronic Publish Date: September 25, 2009
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