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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
Journal Link: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/search.dtl
Article Topic(s): Establishment methods, Germination, Restoration, Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Tridens flavus (Purpletop tridens),
AbstractEvaluates 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.
Suggested CitationM. 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.
Article LinksISSN: 0018-5345