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Enhancing Germination of Indian Ricegrass Seed Used in Stabilizing Mineral Wastes.

Authors
Wullstein-LH; McDonald-WR
Source
NTIS: PB 80-112287 :6 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007947
Abstract
Bureau of Mines research on methods for reclaiming land disturbed by the minerals sector of the economy has produced a specific procedure for effectively germinating seed of Indian Ricegrass, a drought- tolerant plant valuable for reclaiming arid and semiarid sites. This report describes the procedure which consists of acid-treating the seed followed by temperature and light cycling treatments. Use of the procedure resulted in an average germination rate of 29 percent, ranging from 18 to 56 percent. Seed subjected to long cold treatment but with acid treatment yielded an average germination rate of 9.2 percent, ranging from 6.6 to 14.7 percent. Untreated seeds (controls) gave germination rates less than 0.1 percent.
Publication Date
19790101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigation;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-112287
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
RI 8376
NIOSH Division
SLRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 80-112287
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