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Methods in Weed Ecology: Glue Retains Seeds in Shatter-Prone Seedheads1 : a journal of the Weed Science Society of America

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/14512
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Abstract:
The difficulty of measuring fecundity of weeds with shatter-prone seeds can be overcome by postanthesis application of nontoxic glues to seedheads. Such glues reduced seed losses of redroot pigweed to <5%% of total seed production compared with 12 to 14%% for nontreated plants.Nomenclature: Redroot pigweed, Amaranthus retroflexus L. ##³ AMARE.Additional index words: Amaranthus retroflexus, AMARE, fecundity, seed dispersal, seed production, seed shed.Abbreviation: PVAC, polyvinyl acetate copolymer.
Author(s):
FORCELLA FRANK , AMUNDSON GARY B.
Source:
Weed technology 2004 01 v.18 no.1
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Society
Year:
2004
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed