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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
Journal: Crop Science
Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Tripsacum dactyloides (Eastern gamagrass),
AbstractEvaluates 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.
Suggested CitationX. 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.