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  1. Vol. 63 No. 1, p. 98-100
    Received: June 5, 1970

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Influence of Peanut Seed Quality and Variety on Susceptibility to Herbicides1

  1. Roland L. Cargill and
  2. P. W. Santelmann2



Greenhouse and field studies were conducted using various procedures to reduce seed quality in order to determine if peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) seed quality influenced the susceptibility of young peanut seedlings to herbicide injury. Plants from small seeds were more susceptible to injury from herbicides than from larger seeds. Plants that developed from seeds without a seedcoat, or from one-half a seed with and without a seedcoat, were also more susceptible to herbicide injury than plants from visibly sound seed. Whenever there was mechanical abuse of the germ end or the side of the seed, the plants showed greater susceptibility to herbicide injury. The Dixie Spanish variety was slightly more susceptible to herbicide injury than five other varieties.

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