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Author(s):Schonfeld, M. A.; Chancellor, R. J.
Author Affiliation:Agricultural Reasearch Council Weed Research Organization, Oxford, UK
Title:Factors influencing seed movement and dormancy in grass seeds
Source:Grass and Forage Science. Vol. 38, No. 4, December 1983, p. 243-250.
# of Pages:8
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Avena fatua; Anthoxanthum odoratum; Helictotrichon pratense; Deschampsia cespitosa; Seed dormancy; Seed germination; Brachypodium sylvaticum; Festuca arundinacea; Phleum pratense; Holcus lanatus; Cynosurus cristatus; Alopecurus myosuroides; Dormancy; Ecology; Agrostis tenuis
Abstract/Contents:"Awned seeds of four grasses were submitted to humidity changes on dry and damp soil to see how far the awns assisted in distribution and seed burial. The results indicate that awns on their own are probably of limited importance. In another study, seeds of seven apecies were soaked in water with high or low oxygen levels to determine whether dormancy could be induced. Waterlogging delayed germination briefly but did not induce dormancy except in Avena fatua. Oxygen level proved unimportant. The effect of temperature on germination and dormancy was examined in seeds of Agrostis capillaris. Seeds of this species germinated best at fluctuating temperatures with a minimum difference of 10°C between day and night temperatures. Constant or slightly fluctuating temperatures over 20°C or under 10°C induced dormancy in a small percentage of seeds."
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Schonfeld, M. A., and R. J. Chancellor. 1983. Factors influencing seed movement and dormancy in grass seeds. Grass Forage Sci. 38(4):p. 243-250.
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