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dc.contributor.authorHardegree, S. P.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T18:31:51Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T18:31:51Z
dc.date.issued1994-05-01
dc.identifier.citationHardegree, S. P. (1994). Drying and storage effects on germination of primed grass seeds. Journal of Range Management, 47(3), 196-199.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4003015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644379
dc.description.abstractCheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) has become the dominant species over large areas of rangeland in the Great Basin region of the western United States. Rapid germination at low temperature may contribute to the competitive success of cheatgrass in areas formerly dominated by native sagebrush and bunchgrass species. The objectives of this study were to determine whether seed priming could be used to stimulate low-temperature germination rate of native bunchgrass seeds and whether any priming effect was retained after drying and storage. Matric-priming was used to enhance germination rate response of 7 Great Basin native perennial grasses: thickspike wheatgrass [Agropyron dasystachyum (Hook.) Scribn.], bluebunch wheatgrass [Pseudoroegneria spicata (Pursh) Love], canby bluegrass (Poa canbyi Scribn.), sandberg bluegrass (Poa sandbergii Vasey.), bottlebrush squirreltail [Sitanion hystrix (Nutt.) J.G. Smith], sheep fescue (Festuca ovina L.), and basin wildrye [Leymus cinereus (Scribn. and Merr.) A. Love]. Priming enhanced germination rate of these species by 4 to 8 days at 10 degrees C. All species except canby bluegrass and basin wildrye could be induced to germinate as quickly as cheatgrass if they were not air-dried after priming. All species except canby bluegrass retained significant germination enhancement after 11 weeks of storage but only bluebunch wheatgrass maintained a germination rate comparable to cheatgrass when seeds were dried for storage.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectgrass seed
dc.subjectair drying
dc.subjectmatric priming
dc.subjectstorage
dc.subjectcold tolerance
dc.subjectseed treatments
dc.subjectseed germination
dc.subjectgrasses
dc.titleDrying and storage effects on germination of primed grass seeds
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume47
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage196-199
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T18:31:51Z


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