Epilog: Assumptions, Models, Hypotheses and Conclusions

  • Udo Blum


In this chapter the author re-examines the underlying assumptions of the conceptual and hypothetical models of this volume and attempts to answers the questions: Can physicochemical properties of phenolic acids be used as tools to help understand the complex behavior of phenolic acids and the ultimate effects of phenolic acids on sensitive seedlings? What insights do laboratory bioassays and the conceptual and hypothetical models of laboratory systems provide us concerning the potential behavior and effects of phenolic acids in field systems? What potential role may phenolic acids play in broadleaf-weed seedling emergence in wheat debris no-till crop systems?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Udo Blum
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  1. 1.Department of Plant & Microbial BiologyNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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