Individual seeds of partridge pea (Wildflower Seed and Plant Growers Association-Crescent City, Florida) were planted in pots in May 2016 at the University of Florida Bee Biology Unit (29.
The large mesh size was designed to allow all pollinators access to partridge pea flowers, whereas the control excluded all but extremely small pollinators from the partridge pea flowers.
Pollinators were collected from partridge pea at UF NATL in order to avoid affecting bee behavior or population in the experimental plots.
Pollen was washed off each insect and the amount of partridge pea pollen quantified.
A Kruskal-Wallis one-way nonparametric analysis of variance test was used to determine if pod length, immature and mature seed numbers per pod, total number of flowers per cage size, and the amount of partridge pea pollen found on bee bodies varied by cage mesh size (Statistix 9.
The objective of this study was to examine the potential of using big blue stem (Andropogon gerardii), and partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasiculate), a grass and legume prairie species native to Illinois, and vermicompost to establish vegetation soil contaminated with biodiesel.
Seedlings of big bluestem and showy partridge pea were germinated in peat-based potting media and grown for 42 days at which time plug height was recorded.
Both big bluestem and showy partridge pea were able to survive being transplanted into soil contaminated with 5g biodiesel [kg.
Height and percent increase from transplant of the showy partridge pea at DAT 49 was 3.
The addition of B100 tended to reduce shoot and root fresh and dry weights of big bluestem and showy partridge pea (Tables 3 and 4).
Partridge pea harvested throughout the season out-yielded autumn-harvested subplots both years, while peanut, lablab, cowpea, and velvetbean out-yielded autumn-harvested plots of the same entries only in Year 1.
Partridge pea and phasey bean in Year 1 and phasey bean in Year 2 produced greater amounts of seed than the other entries.
Forage harvest throughout the growing season reduced seed numbers produced for both partridge pea and phasey bean in the higher rainfall year 1 (Table 4).
Lignin values for partridge pea and kudzu were high throughout the experiment (overall average was 58 g [kg.
Partridge pea was the only legume that had lower ISD values for the all-season material relative to the autumn forage; this was also the entry with the lowest ISD values that, in general, were high (Lowrey, 1969).