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An effective technique for breaking the seed dormancy of Acacia longifolia

Published in: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
Volume 3, issue 2, 1986 , pages: 85–87
DOI: 10.1080/02571862.1986.10634196
Author(s): P.J. PieterseP.P.R.I, Weeds Research Unit, Republic of South Africa, A., L.P. CairnsDepartment of Agronomy, Republic of South Africa


The effect of different pre-treatments on the dormancy of the hard-coated seeds of Acacia longifolia Andr. Willd. was determined. A final germination figure of 100% could be obtained with hot water treatments, acid scarification and manual scarification. However, if germination rate was taken into consideration, acid scarification proved superior to all other treatments.

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