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Saturday, December 12, 2009

BRYONET: pre-emergent herbicide

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Please copy your response to Andrew Hazen <j3e8f@unb.ca>.

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Subject: pre-emergent herbicide
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 13:07:34 -0400
From: Browne, Andrew Hazen <j3e8f@unb.ca>
To: Janice Glime <jmglime@mtu.edu>

Hi Bryonet,

I am looking for a pre-emergent herbicide that will kill spores (and
vascular plant
seeds) before or immediately after germination. I am conducting a study
to determine
the rate of dispersal into freshly disturbed plots of soil, so I am
trying to find a
way to sterilize the soil of plant propagules. The herbicide needs to be
water soluble,
biodegradable, non-adsorbant to soil particles, and non-persistant
(degrade in under a
month). Any help would be great,

Andrew Browne
MSc Candidate
Brock University
Dept. of Biological Sciences
MC H 223

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