Investigations into the Behaviour Of The Seeds of Some Tropical Weeds II. Dry Soil Storage and Seasonal Germination

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1975
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Popay A.I
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A characteristic feature of the climate of equatorial East Africa is the alternation between wet and dry seasons. Most of the annual weeds of cultivated land germinate soon after the onset of the rains, set seed and wither soon after commencement of the dry season. A little is known about the laboratory and glasshouse gennination of the seeds of a few species (Hocombe, 1961; Green, 1962; Huxley and Turk, 1966; Popay, 1974), but nothing of the long-term behaviour of the seeds in the soil.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 40 (4), p. 408-415