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Author(s):Toole, Vivian Kearns; Toole, Eben H.
Author Affiliation:Junior Botanist, United States Department of Agriculture; Physiologist, United States Department of Agriculture
Title:The viability of fescue seed
Source:Turf Culture. Vol. 2, No. 1, February 1940, p. 1-6.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cultivar evaluation; Festuca tenuifolia; Festuca pratensis; Festuca rubra; Festuca rubra subsp. commutata; Germination; Seed storage; Seed viability; Temperatures
Abstract/Contents:"It has long been known that the percentage of germination of fescue seed, particularly Chewings fescue, fell off very rapidly under certain conditions. In other cases this did not occur, so the question naturally was raised as to why there should be these great variations. It was soon recognized that these differences were not merely questions of age or quality of the seed for there were cases where seed of a new crop with a high germination when tested in New Zealand showed a ruinous drop in vitality when it was received in the United States. In other cases after the stock arrived American seedsmen had germination tests made when the seed was first placed in the warehouse and were embarrassed to learn, through the complaints of customers, that an unexplainable drop in the germination percentage had occurred during the short interval of storage." Six fesues were tested under different temperatures of germination.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Toole, V. K., and E. H. Toole. 1940. The viability of fescue seed. Turf Culture. 2(1):p. 1-6.
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