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A study featured in Weed Science presents results of field experiments looking at post-dispersal seed loss of five of the most problematic weeds.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Backyard gardeners, full-time farmers and landscaping professionals can be assured the seeds used for planting in Pennsylvania are of the highest quality due to the state's rigorous standards, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C.
The Kewâ€™s Millennium Seed Bank has successfully collected 10 percent of the worldâ€™s plants with 1.7 billion seeds being stored to date.
Seed banks are gene pools of seeds from food crops and other rare species. If seeds from the reserves are destroyed, seeds from seed banks can be used to generate new crops. Seed banks are not open to the public as are seed libraries or seed swaps. Maintaining seeds in a seed bank will preserve the seeds during times of natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or even war. SEED DORMANCY Seeds can remain dormant for decades as long as the storage environment remains cool and dry. Seeds that...