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  1. Vol. 48 No. 4, p. 173-177
    Received: Dec 20, 1955

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Factors Influencing Seed Set of Oat Crosses1

  1. Charles M. Brown and
  2. H. L. Shands2



Worker's experience and low field temperatures were two important factors favoring seed set in oat crosses at Madison, Wis. High temperatures at 3 to 4-day intervals between emasculation and pollination decreased seed set. Optimum time interval was 1 to 3 days. More of the top florets set seed after short intervals, and more of the lower after long intervals. Opening and closing florets to remove 1 anther caused 30 to 50% reduction on hot days, but only 5 to 10% on cool days. Greater germination was observed by natural than by hand pollination.

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