The distribution of arable weed seedbanks and the implications for the conservation of endangered species and communities.

Author Wilson, P.J.
Citation Wilson, P.J. (1989). The distribution of arable weed seedbanks and the implications for the conservation of endangered species and communities. In: 1989 Brighton Crop Protection Conference - Weeds Volume 3: 1081-1086. British Crop Protection Council, Farnham.

Abstract

The within-field distribution of arable weed seed banks has been studied with particular emphasis being placed on species that are thought to have undergone a decline in recent years. Methods used were a survey of seedlings before herbicide application, and estimation of the soil seed bank from soil cores. Results indicated a concentration of most weed species within the outermost six metres of the field, with a few notable exceptions. These observed distributions have considerable implications for the conservation of endangered species.

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