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Germination and seedling development of bigroot morningglory (Ipomoea pandurata)

Author(s): M. J. Horak and L. M. Wax

Month: Jul-Sep
Year: 1991

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Weed Science
Volume: 39
Issue: 3
Pages: 390-396

Article Topic(s): Germination,Establishment methods
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse,Field

Species Referenced: Ipomoea pandurata (Man of the earth),


Researches various factors affecting the germination and growth of Ipomoea pandurata. Moist stratification did not break dormancy but mechanical and chemical scarification increased germination. Optimum temperature and pH for germination are discussed. A planting depth of 2-4 cm resulted in the greatest plant establishment. This species is able to successfully reproduce by seed and develops rapidly once it germinates.

Suggested Citation

M. J. Horak and L. M. Wax. "Germination and seedling development of bigroot morningglory (Ipomoea pandurata)." Weed Science 39.3 (1991): 390-396.

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