An evaluation of scarification methods for seeds of two leguminous trees

@article{Singh2004AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of scarification methods for seeds of two leguminous trees},
  author={Dr. Prachi Singh and Mahinder S. Hooda and Frank T. Bonner},
  journal={New Forests},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={139-145}
}
Twenty different methods of seedcoat scarification were tested on Gleditsia triacanthos L. and Robinia pseudoacacia L. to find an alternative to acid scarification for these species. For germination testing, nicking or burning were best, and these same methods could be used in small nurseries with adequate labor. For larger quantities, hot water soaks or heat shock soak treatments yielded satisfactory, though lower, germination.