Interaction of Moisture and Temperature on Viability of Forage Seeds Stored in Hermetically Sealed Cans1
- T. M. Ching,
- M. C. Parker and
- D. D. Hill
Crimson clover containing 6% moisture remained highly viable after 3 years under all temperature conditions, while ryegrass showed some decline in germination at 38° C. Seed with 8% moisture preserved well except at 38° C, whereas seed with 12 and 16% moisture remained viable only at 3° C. Seed with 16 and 20% moisture at 22° and 38° C. deteriorated within 3 months. Decline of viability could be retarded by improved storage conditions.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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