Studies were conducted on the causes of low germination of
monogerm sugarbeet seed grown in western Oregon. Emphasis was
placed on the identification and measurement of endogenous inhibitors
as related to the germination and vigor. Both qualitative and quantitative
analytical methods were applied to examine the organic substances
Seed of Cougar and Newport Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.)
was harvested at Pullman and Spokane at several stages of maturity.
Variations in seed attributes resulting from environmental and maturity
effects were evaluated through germination tests, tetrazolium staining,
seed moisture and seed weight determinations. Seedling vigor was
determined by .speed...
The effect of clipping and supplemental nitrogen application on
seed production of Linn perennial ryegrass and Merion Kentucky bluegrass
was studied. Clipping and nitrogen treatments did not significantly
affect the seed yield of Linn perennial ryegrass during the 1967
growing season. The seed yield of Merion Kentucky bluegrass was
Dormancy in seed of Festuca arundinacea Shreb. was
acquisition of dormancy during seed maturation was
examined and the
effect on dormancy relief by chemical and
physical treatments was
The implication of endogenous growth inhibitors
dormancy imposition and maintenance was assessed.
to temperature and growth...
Field, growth chamber, and greenhouse studies were carried
out to evaluate factors that cause low seed set in Dactylis Glomerata
L. The variety, 'Latar', and the parental clones of the variety,
'Pennlate', were studied in detail.
Floral anatomy investigations indicated that 98 percent of
Dactylis flowers opened at Corvallis in...
Field and controlled environment chamber studies were carried out
to evaluate modes of action of post-harvest treatments on the development
and seed yield of cool season grasses. Red fescue (Festuca rubra
L.) was used as the primary test species.
There was no difference in total biomass production of red fescue...
The effect of nitrogen (N) application on seed yield of Limnanthes
alba was studied for two years at two locations. Seeding following alfalfa
(Medicago sativa L.) was compared to establishment after wheat
(Triticum aestivum L.). Treatments used were a control (no N applied),
and two rates of N (50 and...
Two cultivars of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea
Schreb.) with contrasting growth habits were studied under
field and growth chamber conditions. Fawn, an established
cultivar since 1964, and TFM, an experimental line, were
observed to grow better during spring and fall months
respectively, in the field. Different temperature regimes
Lodging in cereals can cause significant decreases in yield. It
is both a problem in susceptible cereal cultivars with a tall-stemmed,
weak-strawed growing habit and in lodging-resistant
cereal cultivars when they are grown under high-nitrogen, high-moisture
regimes. Plant growth regulators (PGR's) are chemical
growth retardants that offer a method of...