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  1. Vol. 49 No. 3, p. 151-153
     
    Received: Sept 26, 1956


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doi:10.2134/agronj1957.00021962004900030012x

The Effect of High Temperature Contact Treatment on Hard Seeds of Alfalfa1

  1. A. O. Lunden and
  2. R. C. Kinch2

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Synopsis

Contact heat treatments sustained by allowing alfalfa seed to slide down a heated inclined plane were effective in increasing germination and decreasing hard seed content.

The treatments were more effective for samples high in hard seeds, although the relative effect was similar over all samples.

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