Weather damaged cereal seed

Nigel Phillips

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Knowledge level: Intermediate

Wet harvests often result in significant deterioration of seed quality, particularly cereals, which have limited ability to withstand such conditions. Symptoms of weather damage may vary from mild staining of the grain to sprung and shot seed. It is important to be able to identify weather damaged seed and understand the limitations when using this seed. (Nigel Phillips)

Areas covered in this report are:

  • Seed biology
  • Germination and seed vigour
  • Weather damage
  • Sowing weather damaged seed
  • Seed dressings/trifluralin
  • Storage of weather damaged seed
2010 - Australia - Nigel Phillips
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