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THE QUALITY OF WINTER WHEAT SEED HARVESTED AT DIFFERENT TIMES AFTER SOWING

M. ODIEMAH and M. ATTA
Cereal Research Communications
Vol. 13, No. 4 (1985), pp. 379-385
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23782956
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THE QUALITY OF WINTER WHEAT SEED HARVESTED AT DIFFERENT TIMES AFTER SOWING
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Abstract

The response of seed quality, from four cultivars of winter wheat. to different dates of harvest was tested. It was found that harvest date, cultivar and their interaction had highly significant effect on germinability, vigour and seedling growth. Dried seeds after harvesting maintained high better determinations for germinability, vigour and seedling growth than harvested seeds pre-drying. The obtained results of post drying suggest that wheat seeds can be harvested at 4o % moisture content approx., or after 240 days from sowing without any loss in viability of the seeds produced. Recommendation: the early harvest with the good quality of seed can be realized at physiological maturity, using adequate drying for the harvested fresh seeds until the moisture content decline to 8 % before planting in the subsequent season.

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