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Author(s):Wang, Yanrong; Zeng, Yanjun
Author Affiliation:Gansu Grassland Ecological Research Institute, Lanzhou
Title:Effects of seed soaking on germination of Zoysia japonica cv. Lanyin No. III
Source:[Caoye Xuebao] [Acta Prataculturae Sinica]. Vol. 6, No. 2, June 30 1997, p. 41-46.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:[Lanzhou Shi, China]: ["Cao Ye Xue Bao" Bian Ji Wei Yuan Hui]
Abstract/Contents:"In this study examined were the effects of some treatments in improving seed germination of Zoysia japonica cv. Lanyin No. III, including seed soaking with germination promoter solutions or water only, dehulling and exposure to light. The effect of water soaking in removing empty glumes was also studied. The promoter solutions used were GA3 (20~100 mg/l), Thiourea (0.10%~0.25%) and potassium nitrate (2%), but they did not show any obvious advantage over the treatment using water only. Similar results were obtained in water soaking: 12~24 hours of soaking increased germination rate by 10%~13% and reduced dormancy by 10%~12% (P≤0.05). The time took by soaked seeds for reaching their highest germination percentage was one week shorter than those without soaking. Up to 98% of empty glumes in seed sample were removed by water soaking for 24 hours. Light exposure had no effect on breaking seed dormancy under the test condition of 20~35 °C. Dehulling markedly increased germination speed but did not affect germination percentage and dormant seeds. Based on the experiment results, the causes of seed dormancy of Lanyin No. III were also discussed."
Note:Abstract also appears in English
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Wang, Y., and Y. Zeng. 1997. Effects of seed soaking on germination of Zoysia japonica cv. Lanyin No. III. (In Chinese) [Caoye Xuebao] [Acta Prataculturae Sinica]. 6(2):p. 41-46.
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