Dry Weights and Germination of Developing Oat Seeds1
- K. J. Frey,
- E. Ruan and
- S. C. Wiggans2
Oat seeds reached a near-maximum dry weight when they contained as high as 45% moisture. Very little dry matter was laid down after they dried to this moisture content. Germination increased with maturity up to 20 to 28 days after anthesis even though a few germinated when harvested 4 days after anthesis.
A pregermination chilling treatment of oat seeds at 4° C. for 10 days considerably increased the germination of prematurely harvested seeds.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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