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Dynamics of germination in seeds of artichoke thistle (Cynara cardunculus L.)
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Crop production
Information
Abstract
The aim of this work was to study the dynamics of seed germination of artichoke thistle (Cynara cardunculus L. var. altilis DC), a perennial herb that has been proposed as an energy crop for solid biofuels and other applications in the Mediterranean region, where it can be grown in dry lands. Crop establishment is crucial for perennials and in the case the cynara crop, it depends on the success of seed germination. In this work, the effects of the environmental factors: temperature, darkness/light exposure and water potential on cynara seed germination are studied. Results show that cynara seeds germinate best in dark and that low water potentials and low temperatures decrease seed germination. Optimal conditions for cynara germination combine darkness, 20-30ºC temperature and water potentials between 0 and -0.25 MPa.
International
Si
Congress
21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition,
960
Place
Copenhaguen (Denmark)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-88-89407-53-0
10.5071/21stEUBCE2013-1BV.3.25
Start Date
03/06/2013
End Date
07/06/2013
From page
339
To page
344
Proceedings of the 21st EU Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Pablo del Monte Diaz de Guereñu (UPM)
  • Autor: Pedro Luis Aguado Cortijo (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Dolores Curt Fernandez de la Mora (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Agroenergética (GA-UPM)
  • Departamento: Producción Vegetal: Botánica y Protección Vegetal
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