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dc.contributorStruik, Paul C.en_US
dc.contributorBishaw, Zewdieen_US
dc.creatorNiane, Abdoul Azizen_US
dc.identifier.citationAbdoul Aziz Niane, Paul C. Struik, Zewdie Bishaw. (20/9/2013). Effects of Temperature, Relative Humidity and Moisture Content on Seed Longevity of Shrubby Russian Thistle (Salsola vermiculata L. ). Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B, 3, pp. 623-634.en_US
dc.description.abstractSalsola vermiculata is a highly palatable shrub and widely used in rangeland rehabilitation programs, but has short seed longevity. To identify the most cost effective storage method for S. vermiculata, experiments were carried out to test the effects of fruit bracts (wings), temperature regimes, seed moisture and packaging methods on storage life. Seed samples were removed from storage at monthly intervals for testing and towards the end of the experiments samples were transferred from hermetic to ambient storage conditions and tested for germination. Experiment 1 continued for 1,140 days, Experiment 2 for 720 days. For de-winged seed, high moisture content increased seed longevity, suggesting that desiccation susceptibility is one of the causes of limited longevity in this species. Most longevity regression lines of winged seeds had negative intercepts suggesting increase in germination resulting from gradual dormancy-breaking. Drying and packaging alone increased longevity by 7.6 and 3.8 times in Experiments 1 and 2, respectively. Samples kept at lower temperature and lower moisture treatments survived longer under ambient conditions. Increased longevity by drying and vacuum packaging alone can provide simple, cost effective and environmentally friendly options for rangeland rehabilitation programs.en_US
dc.publisherDavid Publishingen_US
dc.sourceJournal of Agricultural Science and Technology B ;3,(2013) Pagination 623,634en_US
dc.subjectsalsola vermiculata l.en_US
dc.titleEffects of Temperature, Relative Humidity and Moisture Content on Seed Longevity of Shrubby Russian Thistle (Salsola vermiculata L.)en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idNiane, Abdoul Aziz: 0000-0003-0873-4394en_US
cg.creator.idBishaw, Zewdie: 0000-0003-1763-3712en_US
cg.subject.agrovocseed longevityen_US
cg.subject.agrovocseed storageen_US
cg.subject.agrovocvacuum packagingen_US
cg.subject.agrovocprobit analysisen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerWageningen University & Research Centre - WURen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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