volume 57, issue 3, P1725-1731 2017
DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2015.10.0647
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Abstract: Temperature plays a primary role in seed germination, and germination under a wide range of temperatures can promote early seedling emergence and stand establishment. The objective of this growth chamber experiment was to determine the effects of temperature (5–35°C) on the germination of eight species using 6 annual and 14 perennial cool‐season grass lots. The greatest germination of annual and perennial cool‐season grasses occurred at 20 and 15°C, respectively. Germination of oat (Avena sativa L.) was typica…

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