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Harvester injuries to seed reduce flax seedling emergence

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D. C. Erwin, University of California
W. H. Isom
M. J. Garber

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California Agriculture 18(12):10-12.

Published December 01, 1964

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Cracking of flax seed caused by improper adjustment of combine threshing equipment has reduced the germination and vigor of seedlings, according to this report of studies conducted at University of California, Riverside, and U. S. Department of Agriculture, Brawley in the Imperial Valley. Seedsmen have often placed the blame on fungicidal treatment and long storage; but although mercurial fungicides have some adverse effects, cracked seed is largely responsible for the reduced seedling emergence.

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Harvester injuries to seed reduce flax seedling emergence

D. C. Erwin, W. H. Isom, M. J. Garber
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Harvester injuries to seed reduce flax seedling emergence

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Authors

D. C. Erwin, University of California
W. H. Isom
M. J. Garber

Publication Information

California Agriculture 18(12):10-12.

Published December 01, 1964

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Cracking of flax seed caused by improper adjustment of combine threshing equipment has reduced the germination and vigor of seedlings, according to this report of studies conducted at University of California, Riverside, and U. S. Department of Agriculture, Brawley in the Imperial Valley. Seedsmen have often placed the blame on fungicidal treatment and long storage; but although mercurial fungicides have some adverse effects, cracked seed is largely responsible for the reduced seedling emergence.

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