Similar findings were also reported by Materechera, and Modiakgotla, (2006), where cattle manure was found to carry large numbers of germinable
weed seeds and are associated with high weed density and biomass in field crops especially when it has been cured for a period of between 1-5 months.
Assumed reduction of germinable
seeds of Spondias tuberosa due to fruit picking, seed export of goats and seed beetle infestation within Caatinga.
& VARGAS, O.R., 2004.- Plantulas procedentes del banco de semillas germinable
de un bosque subandino.
No seedlings of live oak or Ashe juniper were in germinable
seed banks of any habitat.
The concentrations of germinable
fungal spores were 80.00 [+ or -] 7.500 colony forming units (CFU)/g dust (mean [+ or -] SD), with Penicillium spp.
In 1999, prior to the establishment of trials, the experimental sites at Abuja and Mokwa farm were artificially infested with Striga hermonthica seeds at the rate of 26,667 germinable
seeds per [m.sup.-2] (germination rate was 45%).
The germinated seedlings, an estimate of the number of germinable
buried seeds, were counted by species at weekly intervals from 20 July through 12 October 1998.
At Ferkessedougou, the lines were evaluated under artificial Striga infestation (about 5000 germinable
Striga seeds per maize hill [Kling et al., 2000]) and outstanding [S.sub.1] lines selected from each population were taken through six cycles of pedigree inbreeding and selection under artificial Striga infestation.
Lunt ID (1997) Germinable
soil seed banks of anthropogenic native grasslands and grassy forest remnants in temperate south-eastern Australia.
Soil cores were collected (n = 224), and seeds were grown to study germinable
The original study revealed no close relationship between the relative proportions of species in the germinable
seed reservoir and the species composition in the established vegetation at each site (Thompson and Grime 1979).
Test if your seeds are still germinable
by placing a few of the seeds on a hot-plate.
Reduction in germinable
seed and seedling recruitment in relation to pre burn vegetation and heat.--Total seed densities (Table 4) were significantly greater before fire and closer to the surface in gap (88% in top 2.5 cm) compared to understory plots (73% in top 2.5 cm).