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Dormancy

Seed dormancy is the term used to describe when a grass weed seed will not germinate even when all of the necessary conditions for germination are met. 

Weather conditions during maturation influence the dormancy of black-grass: a hot, dry year results in low dormancy in freshly shed seed, whereas a cool, wet year triggers a higher level of dormancy.

At Barton, dormancy tests have shown high dormancy in all seasons except 2018/19, following the hot summer of 2018.

Watch the video and listen to our dormancy soundbite to find out more about grass weed seed dormancy. 

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1. Population2. Resistance3. Dormancy

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Dormancy animation