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Stimulating Germination of Wild Oat Seed With Sodium Azide

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dc.contributor.author Gorecki, R.S.
dc.contributor.author Fay, P .K.
dc.rights North Dakota State University en
dc.title Stimulating Germination of Wild Oat Seed With Sodium Azide en
dc.type Article en
dc.source ND Farm Research: Vol. 35, No.5, p. 03-05 en
dc.description Farmers often ask if chemicals exist which overcome weed seed dormancy. Such chemicals would eliminate a major survival characteristic of many of our most important weed problems since seeds would no longer remain dormant but viable for extended periods of time. Tests were conducted to determine if sodium azide would stimulate wild oat germination. Three to fifteen-fold increases in wild oat seed germination were measured after sodium azide was broadcast and incorporated into soil, however, under field conditions no more than 50% of the wild oat seed reserve was stimulated to germinate. Nearly the entire population of wild oat seed must be made to germinate before sodium azide will have potential for field usage. The results are promising since they indicate that other chemicals may exist which would be more effective than sodium azide. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-16T00:27:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-16T00:27:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06-16T00:27:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/4870
dc.date 1978 en
dc.subject Chemical control en
dc.subject Weeds en

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