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PREVENTING BLACKENING OF BROAD BEAN (VICIA FABA L.) SEEDLINGS WITH CALCIUM NITRATE
W. T. Bradnock, Constance L. Plommer, Janie Matheson and Maria Fiedorowicz
Proceedings of the Association of Official Seed Analysts
Vol. 62 (1972), pp. 125-129
Published by: Association of Official Seed Analysts and the Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23432610
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When grown on inert media, broad bean seedlings may develop blackened shoots which may completely collapse. In soil and in media prepared with 0.1% calcium nitrate, shoot and root growth were normal. At calcium nitrate concentrations of 0.5% or higher, root stunting occurred.
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