Factors and treatments affecting fruit fill, seed germination and seedling emergence of fourwing saltbush (<i>Atriplex canescens</i> (Pursh) Nutt.)

TitleFactors and treatments affecting fruit fill, seed germination and seedling emergence of fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.)
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1965
AuthorsGerard JBlake
Number of Pages60
Date Published1965
UniversityNew Mexico State University
CityLas Cruces, New Mexico
Thesis TypeM.S. Thesispp
Call Number00501
KeywordsAtriplex, germination, Atriplex,reproduction, dissertation, dissertations, germination, Atriplex, seed, Atriplex, theses, thesis
AbstractThe objectives of these studies were to determine factors and treatments affecting fruit fill, fruit and seed germination and seedling emergence of fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.). These studies indicate that fourwing saltbush exhibits wide variation in fruit fill, seed and fruit germination from plant to plant and from site to site. Total annual rainfall or combinations of rainfall by months did not serve to predict either fruit fill or germinations of fruit fill or germination of fruit or seed. Abidance of fruit produced per plant is also of no value in predicting these characteristics.