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Responses of three switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) cultivars to seed priming and differential aging conditions
Author(s): G. Hacisalihoglu
Journal: Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B-Soil and Plant Science
Article Topic(s): Germination,Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass),
AbstractEvaluates seed priming and seed storage effects on the germination of Panicum virgatum for its use as a biofuel. Priming increased germination percentage and decreased germination rate in all three cultivars tested. Storing seeds at 42 C and 95% relative humidity accelerated aging in seeds, which decreased germination and increased germination time. Priming seems to be effective technique to improve the germination of Panicum virgatum.
Suggested CitationG. Hacisalihoglu. "Responses of three switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) cultivars to seed priming and differential aging conditions." Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B-Soil and Plant Science 58.3 (2008): 280-284.