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Seed vigour, keep it high! (Liveseed Practice abstract)

{Tool} Seed vigour, keep it high! (Liveseed Practice abstract). Creator(s): Groot, S.P.C.. Issuing Organisation(s): Wageningen University and Research. Liveseed Practice abstract, no. 30. (2019)

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Summary

Harvest the seeds, if possible, at full maturity, since less mature seeds are more sensitive to induction of damage. Dry the seeds soon after harvest, preferably to an equilibrium with 30 -40% relative humidity and keep them dry. Store the seeds under optimal conditions: 30-40% RH, cool and preferably without oxygen. Do this also with left-over seeds. Be careful with sanitation treatments. Perform test treatments with a small sample. Speed of germination is a good indicator of seed vigour. More damage needs more time for repair.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Seeds are living organisms and sensitive to stress during storage or treatments, which can result in reduced seed vigour. Vigour can be seen as the tolerance of seeds to emerge under non-optimal conditions. In the field, seeds with low vigour produce no or weak seedlings.
What solution does the tool offer?:Harvest seeds with maximum stress tolerance, dry them well, keep them stored under optimal conditions and be cautious with physical seed sanitation treatments.
Country:Netherlands
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:seed quality
Agrovoc keywords:
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URI
English
seed quality
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_14172
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed > Liveseed tools
Hungary > Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38781
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:38781
Deposited On:07 Jan 2021 12:30
Last Modified:20 Jul 2021 09:46
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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