1045 IMPACT OF SEED VIGOR ON PRODUCTIVITY OF VEGETABLE TRANSPLANT NURSERIES AND MECHANICAL TRANSPLANTING OPERATIONS.

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  • 1 Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., P.O. Box 1759, Salinas, CA 93902

Seed vigor has a very subtle effect on the productivity of greenhouses producing vegetable transplants, celery, cauliflower, lettuce, etc. and on todays highly mechanized automatic or semi-automatic transplanting operations. As greenhouse production technology moves from traditional bare root to plug/tray growing systems and as automatic and semi-automatic transplanting operations increase in number, the impact of poor seed vigor is realized.

Measures to mitigate the impact of poor seed vigor in the nursery are: Seed density grading; increased growing cycle in the nursery, hand culling or replanting. Measures to mitigate the impact of poor seed vigor in automatic transplanting operations: increase the number of people following the planter to replace poor vigor plants; use hand fed transplanters.

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