Effects of Heating and Storage on the Viability of Grass Seed Harvested with High Moisture Content1
- J. L. DeWitt,
- C. L. Canode and
- J. K. Patterson2
Seed harvested by the windrow method germinated the same regardless of moisture levels at harvest and was consistently superior in germination to that of direct-combined seed. Seed combined at less than 25% moisture did not heat appreciably in storage and there was no loss in germination as a result of immediate heating. Delta Kentucky bluegrass seed harvested at more than 22% moisture and Manchar smooth bromegrass seed harvested at more than 24% moisture had a lower germination when stored in bags for 2 weeks after harvest.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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