Enhancing Germination of Indian Ricegrass Seed Used in Stabilizing Mineral Wastes.
NTIS: PB 80-112287 :6 pages
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.
IH; Report of Investigation;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 80-112287