Effect of Seed Size upon Rate of Germination in Soybeans1
- Calton J. Edwards and
- Edgar E. Hartwig2
The rate of emergence of near-isogenic soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] lines that differed in seed size was measured when germinated in Sharkey clay at moisture levels of 20, 22.5, 25, 27.5, and 30%. Weight per 100 seed of lines used was 9.5 g, 13.6 g, and 22.6 g. No emergence was observed at 20% moisture. The small and medium seed size gave more rapid emergence and greater root development than the large seed at each soil moisture level where germination occurred.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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