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Author(s):Hayes, P.
Author Affiliation:Field Bot. Res. Div., Agric. and Food Sci. Cent., Belfast BT9 5PX, UK
Title:Seedling growth of four grasses
Source:Journal of the British Grassland Society. Vol. 31, No. 2, 1976, p. 59-64.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Oxford: British Grassland Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Lolium perenne; Festuca arundinacea; Holcus lanatus; Poa trivialis; Seedlings; Growth; Seeds
Abstract/Contents:Investigations were conducted on the seed reserves and shoot and seminal root growth of Lolium perenne, Festuca arundinacea, Holcus lanatus and Poa trivialis. Data are presented for the caryopsis, palea and lemma weights of these species. Shoot lengths of L. perenne and F. arundinacea were very similar but seminal root lengths of L. perenne were longer and roots emerged earlier than in F. arundinacea. The caryopsis of L. perenne lost weight much more rapidly during germination than in F. arundinacea. Seedlings of L. perenne and F. arundinacea showed similar increases in shoot length but L. perenne had more rapid rates of seminal root growth and weight loss from the caryopsis. It was suggested that poor field establishment of F. arundinacea could be due to poor mobilization of seed reserves and consequent poor seminal root growth. The possibility of selecting for good seminal root development in F. arundinacea to improve establishment is suggested.
Geographic Terms:UK, Northern Ireland
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hayes, P. 1976. Seedling growth of four grasses. J. Br. Grassland Soc. 31(2):p. 59-64.
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