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Barley seed survey shows quality problems

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M. D. Miller
C. W. Schaller, University of California
E. C. Bruch
F. G. Parsons

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California Agriculture 17(12):6-7.

Published December 01, 1963

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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.

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Farm advisors in the following counties participated in portions of this study: Alameda, Contra Costa, Glenn, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Modoc, Napa, Orange, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Ventura and Yolo.

Barley seed survey shows quality problems

M. D. Miller, C. W. Schaller, E. C. Bruch, F. G. Parsons
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Barley seed survey shows quality problems

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Authors

M. D. Miller
C. W. Schaller, University of California
E. C. Bruch
F. G. Parsons

Publication Information

California Agriculture 17(12):6-7.

Published December 01, 1963

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Author Affiliations show

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.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Farm advisors in the following counties participated in portions of this study: Alameda, Contra Costa, Glenn, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Modoc, Napa, Orange, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Ventura and Yolo.


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