The viable weed seed content of some tropical agricultural soils.

Published online
01 Jan 1975
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Kellman, M. C.

Publication language
BELIZE & Canada


The viable weed seed content of the surface soil at 78 sites in the upper Belize Valley, British Honduras, averaged 6488 seeds/m2 and included 54 species [listed]. A few species from the buried seed population showed a spatial association with the extant weed vegetation. In general, viable seed density and species numbers showed little relationship to field age, usage or soil conditions. It is concluded that the viable seed population at each site is the result of many complex factors that could not be adequately determined in the present study. From summary.

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