Volunteer Seedling

Volunteer Seedling

 

(also self-seeded seedling), a young plant seeded automatically by parent plants. Volunteer seedlings are vital to natural reforestation. In clear-cuttings, volunteer seedlings may develop from the seeds of the trees of an old forest adjacent to the cleared area; volunteer seedlings may also grow from the seeds of special seed trees left standing. Groups of the seedlings appear in places with conditions most favorable for sprouting and for growth and preservation (protection from sunburn, frosts, and the competition of grasses). In some cases, the development of volunteer seedlings is impeded by various pests (larvae of scarabaeid beetles, weevils, and mole crickets) and diseases (pine blight).

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The objectives of this research were to: (i) evaluate the efficacy of herbicide treatments on volunteer tall rescue seedlings and other weeds under residue-retained management and under vacuum sweep and bale/flail chop/rake residue-removed management, (ii) determine whether herbicide treatments could be reapplied annually without damaging tall fescue stands, (iii) identify interactions between crop residue management systems and herbicide treatments, (iv) determine whether common weeds such as annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) and roughstalk bluegrass would increase over time, and (v) quantify the effects of volunteer seedling tall fescue, year-old tall fescue plants, and roughstalk bluegrass on tall fescue seed yield.
There was a year x GTD x cultivar interaction for spike density, seed yield, seed weight per spike, and volunteer seedling density (Table 1).
These collections were made at the same time that volunteer seedling and mature plant densities were measured and again on 19 Oct.
Shred cotton stalks after harvesting at the earliest possible date and do not allow stubble to regrow or volunteer seedlings to remain within fields or surrounding field margins or drainage system banks.
However, consider that plants that are liberal seeders may present you with volunteer seedlings in the spring that will add considerable efforts to your weeding tasks.
Many varieties self-sow freely, so you may be blessed with volunteer seedlings next season.
Annual veggies that frequently reseed and provide volunteer seedlings include winter squash and pumpkins, tomatoes and tomatillos, watermelon, and New Zealand spinach.
When tough tree and shrub "volunteer seedlings" (weeds) just won't give, grab the stem with a pair of pliers.
"Epicotyl grafting can save two years on the volunteer seedlings, so we are focusing on this method as well because of the urgency to provide plants to farmers," explains Courtney.
Volunteer seedlings were defined as those individuals that germinated after the planting date.
The plan, which is at roughly midpoint now, involved the planting of up to 50,000 oak seedlings, utilizing direct seeding of acorns, volunteer seedlings and local nursery stock.
When tough tree and shrub "volunteer seedlings" (weeds) just won't give, grab onto the stem with a pair of pliers.
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