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  1. Vol. 15 No. 4, p. 577-580
     
    Received: Dec 20, 1974


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doi:10.2135/cropsci1975.0011183X001500040037x

Effects of Storage Conditions, Packaging Materials, and Moisture Content on Longevity of Crimson Clover Seeds1

  1. D. C. Clark2 and
  2. L. N. Bass2

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Abstract

Seeds of crimson clover (Trifol ium incarnatum L.), dried to 5 and 6.9% moisture content, were packaged in containers constructed of various heat-sealable materials and stored up to 11 years at a wide range of temperature and relative humidity (RH) conditions. Materials containing foil provided good moisture and germinationprotection. Under high temperatures (30 C) or high RH (90%), seeds in good moisture-barrier containers lived longer than did seeds in poor moisture-barrier containers. Under favorable storage conditions, protective packaging had less effect on seed longevity.

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