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Author(s):Mauromicale, G.; Cavallaro, V.
Author Affiliation:Research Center for Strategic Field Crops in the Mediterranean Environment of the National Research Council c/o Institute of Agronomy and Field crops, University of Catania, Via Valdisavoia, 5-95123 Catania, Italy
Title:Effects of seed osmopriming on germination of three herbage grasses at low temperatures
Source:Seed Science and Technology. Vol. 24, No. 2, 1996, p. 331-338.
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:International Seed Testing Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Seed germination; Seed priming; Germination; Festuca arundinacea; Dactylis glomerata; Bromus catharticus; Polyethylene glycol; Salts; Aeration
Cultivar Names:Cigale; Lude; Samson
Abstract/Contents:"Seed osmopriming was investigated as a means of improving germination performance of three herbage grasses (Festuca arundinacea Schreb. cv. Cigale, Dactylis glomerata L. cv. Lude and Bromus catharticus Vahl. cv. Samson) under four suboptimal temperatures (2, 5, 8 and 11°C). Seeds were primed in aerated solutions of polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG) of KNO₃, or KNO₃ + K₂HPO₄ at 18± 1°C and then rinsed, and dried. Seed osmopriming, especially with salt solutions, significantly increased germination percentage of F. arundinacea and D. glomerata at 2 and 5°C, where the germination of untreated seeds was greatly reduced or inhibited. In B catharticus osmopriming was of little but significant benefit only at 2°C. Primed seeds exhibited a significant increase in germination rate of the three herbage grasses under all the germination temperatures except at 12°C for B. catharticus. This positive effect was more evident in F. arundinacea and in salt primed seeds."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Mauromicale, G., and V. Cavallaro. 1996. Effects of seed osmopriming on germination of three herbage grasses at low temperatures. Seed Sci. Technol. 24(2):p. 331-338.
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