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Cupule removal and caryopsis scarification improves germination of eastern gamagrass seed

Author(s): X. Tian, A. D. Knapp, K. J. Moore, E. C. Brummer and T. B. Bailey

Month: Jan-Feb
Year: 2002

Journal: Crop Science
Volume: 42
Issue: 1
Pages: 185-189

Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Tripsacum dactyloides (Eastern gamagrass),

Abstract

Evaluates methods to increase germination of Tripsacum dactyloides. While removing the cupule increased the germination rate, scarifying the pericarp resulted in germination of all dormant seeds. Caryopsis scarification also increased the germination rate.

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X. Tian, A. D. Knapp, K. J. Moore, E. C. Brummer and T. B. Bailey. "Cupule removal and caryopsis scarification improves germination of eastern gamagrass seed." Crop Science 42.1 (2002): 185-189.

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ISSN: 0011-183X
DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2002.1850

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