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Ecology of Plant-Derived SmokeIts Use in Seed Germination$
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Lara Jefferson, Marcello Pennacchio, and Kayri Havens-Young

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199755936

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199755936.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Ecology of Plant-Derived Smoke
Author(s):

Lara Vanessa Jefferson

Marcello Pennacchio

Kayri Havens

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199755936.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins by discussing the historical background of smoke and fire, describing the African primitive purposes of fire such as a crop enhancement, fertility charm, and a sign for a bountiful harvest. It identifies the treatment of seeds with heat and smoke prior to sowing as a source of increased number of sprouts, good seed quality, and seed vigor as shown by the early accounts of Gabriel Sagard and Modi. It provides an exposition on certain smoke-responding seed varieties in the parts of Australia and in the Mediterranean region.

Keywords:   crop enhancement, fertility charm, bountiful harvest, seed quality, seed vigor, Gabriel Sagard, seed varieties, Australia, Mediterranean region

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