Novel seed enhancement technologies to improve restoration success

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Abstract

Successful plant establishment via seed-based restoration can be limited by competition from invasive species. Carbon-based pelleting is a seed enhancement technology (SET) that allows simultaneous herbicide application and sowing of native seeds, thereby controlling invasive species and providing herbicide protection to pelleted seeds. This study investigated a variety of carbon-based pellets with seeds of Banksia Woodland species. Generally, when taking into consideration optimal carbon quantity, seed positioning, pellet production methods, and species, pelleting improved seedling emergence and provided herbicide protection against simazine (a pre-emergent herbicide).Overall, this thesis has provided a significant contribution to SET development within seed-based restoration.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Ritchie, Alison, Supervisor
  • Erickson, Todd, Supervisor
  • Hobbs, Richard, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date12 Apr 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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