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RESEARCH LITERATURE

The Research Literature database was created and funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Use the search features below to find scientific articles on native wildflowers that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.

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Germination Responses of Purpletop and Big Bluestem Caryopses Subjected to Distilled Water or Potassium Nitrate Prechilling, Sodium Hypochlorite, and Storage

Author(s): M. W. Olszewski and G. J. Folin

Month: Aug
Year: 2009

Journal: Hortscience
Journal Link: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/search.dtl
Volume: 44
Issue: 5
Pages: 1407-1411

Article Topic(s): Establishment methods, Germination, Restoration, Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse

Species Referenced: Tridens flavus (Purpletop tridens),

Abstract

Evaluates the effectiveness of prechilling with distilled water (dH(2)O) versus potassium nitrate (KNO3), sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) treatments, and short-term storage conditions on seed germination, seedling growth, and stand establishment of Tridens flavus and Andropogon gerardii. The results indicate that prechilling of caryopses before incorporation into a warm-season grass seed mix increased seedling establishment of Tridens flavus but not Andropogon gerardii.

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M. W. Olszewski and G. J. Folin. "Germination Responses of Purpletop and Big Bluestem Caryopses Subjected to Distilled Water or Potassium Nitrate Prechilling, Sodium Hypochlorite, and Storage." Hortscience 44.5 (2009): 1407-1411.

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ISSN: 0018-5345

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