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  1. Vol. 7 No. 3, p. 269-270
     
    Received: Mar 9, 1966
    Published: May, 1967


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doi:10.2135/cropsci1967.0011183X000700030033x

Germination of Immature Kernels of Winter Wheat1

  1. Larry D. Robertson and
  2. Byrd C. Curtis2

Abstract

Abstract

Immature kernels of five winter wheat varieties were germinate as fresh and as air-dried kernels at 7 C and 15 C in blotters and in soil. The kernels were collected at 3-day intervals from 15 days after anthesis until the kernels were ripe, about 39 days after anthesis.

Air-dried kernels (dried 3 days) germinate better than fresh kernels in the more immature stages. The 7 C temperature gave much higher germination than the 15 C temperature, particularly for air-dried kernels.

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