Germination of Range Plant Seeds at Fixed Temperatures

Sigmund J. Ellern, Naphtali H. Tadmor
1966 Journal of range management  
Highlight Low femperafures in fhe 4-1OC (39-5OF) range were found in fhe laborafory fo delay germinafion of pasfure plank, especially of perennial grasses. Analysis of mefeorological dafa showed femperafures in fhis range fo be prevalenf during rainfall periods in fhe winfer (sowing) season in Israel's semi-arid Soufh, and fhey are considered a crifical facfor in seeding perennial grasses on arid range. Germinafion may be improved by agronomic measures, such as planf selecfion and breeding for
more » ... n and breeding for cold resisfance and seedling vigour, fiming of seeding operafions, and soil surface freafmenfs fo increase soil femperafure.
doi:10.2307/3895568 fatcat:6aranaii6zaovdset3xbvmrssa