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Seed dormancy mechanisms in warm season grass species
TLDR
The way in which certain dormancy breaking agents are thought to work is discussed and practical applications of such agents in field situations are explained.
Crop Production under Drought and Heat Stress: Plant Responses and Management Options
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A comprehensive account of conventional as well as modern approaches to deal with heat and drought stresses have been presented here and a side-by-side critical discussion on salient responses and management strategies for these two important abiotic stresses provides a unique insight into the phenomena.
Biology, ecology and management of the invasive parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.).
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An integrated management approach is proposed here for the effective management of parthenium weed on a sustainable basis.
Climate change and the potential distribution of an invasive alien plant: Acacia nilotica ssp. indica in Australia
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The projected increased growth potential of A. nilotica throughout its current range suggests that if future management patterns result in seed pods lying unconsumed on the ground, heightened vigilance may be required to identify and eradicate new invasion foci arising from flood dispersal.
Single-site mutations in the carboxyltransferase domain of plastid acetyl-CoA carboxylase confer resistance to grass-specific herbicides
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It is shown that single-site mutations in plastid ACCase confer herbicide resistance to wheat plastids, and that these mutations are very likely to confer resistance to any grass weed species under selection imposed by the extensive agricultural use of the herbicides.
Smoke derived from burnt vegetation stimulates germination of arable weeds
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A commercially available smoke-water solution (Seed Starter®) stimulated the germination of caryopses and intact florets of Avena fatuaL and was most effective when diluted and presented to intact or dehulled grain that had received a short period of dry after-ripening.
Diurnal changes in radial oxygen loss and ethanol metabolism in roots of submerged and non‐submerged rice seedlings
TLDR
A diurnal periodicity of root growth and of localized internal anoxia may be a normal feature of roots in submerged and even non-submerged rice, and ethanol production may play an important role in root survival during the night.
Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) detection of dwarf off-types in micropropagated Cavendish (Musa spp. AAA) bananas
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A RAPD marker specific to the dwarf off-type (hereafter known as dwarf) from micropropagation of Cavendish banana cultivars New Guinea Cavendish and Williams was identified following an analysis of 57 normal and 59 dwarf plants generated from several different micro Propagation events.
A comparison of initial spray characteristics produced by agricultural nozzles
TLDR
It is demonstrated that initial spray characteristics such as droplet size and velocity, liquid density, fan angle and included air can vary depending on nozzle design, operating parameters and spray formulations.
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