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  1. Vol. 52 No. 8, p. 470-473

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Relation of Seed Dormancy of Indian Ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides (Roem. & Schult) Ricker.) to Age and Treatment1

  1. George A. Rogler22



New-seed dormancy was pronounced in Indian ricegrass. Germination increased with age of seed up to 6 years with a gradual decrease thereafter for 11 years. Wide strain and year of harvest variations were evident. Soaking l- and 2-year-old seed in water at 2° to 4° C. for 40 days greatly increased germination.

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