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  1. Vol. 14 No. 6, p. 900-901
     
    Received: May 23, 1974
    Published: Nov, 1974


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doi:10.2135/cropsci1974.0011183X001400060040x

Cold Storage of Digitgrass Germplasm1

  1. D. A. Sleper and
  2. M. H. Gaskins2

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An experiment was designed to see if Digitaria decumbens Stent. plant crowns could be stored in a temperature controlled chamber through the winter months in order to protect them from possible winter killing under field conditions in a breeding nursery in North Florida. Plant crowns of four digitgrass cultivars were removed from the field on Sept. 27, Oct. 19, and Nov. 8, 1973, and stored at 0, 5, and 10 C. Best survival occurred with the latest sampling date and at the 10 C temperature. Data show that digitgrass germplasm can be maintained and protected from winter killing by storage under artificial conditions.

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