Leaflet No. 243, Sphagnum Moss for Seed Germination was published by the U. S. Department of Agriculture in 1944. This science of seed starting information, authored by V.T. Stoutemeyer, associate horticulturist, Albert W. Close, principal scientific aide, and Claude Hope, assistant horticulturist, Division of Plant Exploration and Introduction, Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Research Administration, is still relevant and fresh today.
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