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Seed-based webinar follow-up #16 Looking at various media, are differenc...
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5/4/2017 at 9:03:32 AM GMT
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Seed-based webinar follow-up #16 Looking at various media, are differenc...

Seed-based webinar follow-up #16

Looking at various media, are differences in germination due to chemical characteristics or water holding?

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5/4/2017 at 9:43:23 AM GMT
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Todd's reply:

We are still analysing our rain manipulation shelter data but believe the largest driver of germination and emergence patterns in the various growth media is due to differing water holding capacities of the reconstructed soil profiles. The chemical characteristics of the soil do not appear to be very different. Please see this study that investigated some of these ideas - Muñoz-Rojas et al (2016) Climate and soil factors influencing seedling recruitment of plant species used for dryland restoration. Soil, 2, 287-298.


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