Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Barley seed survey shows quality problems

Authors

M. D. Miller
C. W. Schaller
E. C. Bruch
F. G. Parsons

Authors Affiliations

Milton D. Miller is Extension Agronomist; C. W. Schaller is Professor of Agronomy and Agronomist in the Experiment Station, University of California, Davis; Emro C. Bruch is Program Supervisor, Seed Inspection, California State Department of Agriculture, Sacramento; F. G. Parsons is Specialist in Agronomy, U. C., Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(12):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n12p6. December 1963.

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Abstract

Only 20% of the barley seed lots sampled in a two-year, 17-county survey—as reported in this study—met standards required of California certified barley seed. Fifty-four per cent of the samples contained excessive weed seed and 12% contained secondary noxious weeds. Forty per cent of the samples also contained an average of 72 seeds of other crops per pound of barley seed. Twenty-six per cent of the samples germinated less than 90%. Forty-nine per cent of the samples averaged 7.1% trashy, inert material and 43% were found to contain varietal mixtures.

Miller M, Schaller C, Bruch E, Parsons F. 1963. Barley seed survey shows quality problems. Hilgardia 17(12):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n12p6
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