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Observations on Bromus carinatus and Elymus glaucus seed storage and longevity

Abstract:

Bromus carinatus Hook. & Arn. and Elymus glaucus Buckley are 2 notoriously short-lived native grasses (Poaceae)of the western US. In my operational trials, refrigeration with indicator silica gel is the best energy-efficient method of storage, maintaining Elymus germination >60% for at least 10 y and Bromus germination >90% after 14 y.

Issue & Pages:

Spring 2003 Pages: 61-64

Article Download:

4-1NPJ61-64.pdf (PDF document)

Authors:

  • Craig Dremann

Keywords:

silica gel, native grasses, seed testing, Poaceae

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