Hard seeds in beans: Proper temperature and humidity during storage important for germination
AuthorJames F. Harrington
Author AffiliationsJames F. Harrington is Assistant Professor of Truck Crops and Assistant Olericulturist in the Experiment Station, Davis.
Hilgardia 2(10):4-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v002n10p4. October 1948.
Hard seeds have seed coats which retard the entrance of moisture into the seed. Seeds with hard coats are slow to swell. Since water is necessary for germination seeds do not germinate so long as they remain hard.
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Irrigated pastures: Further studies planned on pasture varieties and management practices
Mechanized sampling: Accurate description of growers' products by marketing and processing organizations possible
Crowded citrus orchards: Preliminary studies to determine effect of pruning practices in dense groves
Nursery seedlings: Improved methods of production possible with control of damping-off disease
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