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  1. Vol. 53 No. 5, p. 316-319

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Effects of Calcium Treatment on the Quality of Cotton Seed1

  1. R. B. Metzer,
  2. S. P. Johnson and
  3. L. C. Coffey2



Deterioration of cotton seed due to different amounts of rainfall prior to harvest was counteracted by treating seed with calcium (hydrated lime). Calcium-treated seed of varying stages of deterioration produced seedlings that were more healthy and vigorous than those from untreated seed. Slightly to moderately deteriorated seed tended to be less responsive to calcium treatment than highly deteriorated seed. During storage, calcium-treated seed had slightly lower moisture content than untreated seed.

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