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Samuel Contreras, Mark A. Bennett, James D. Metzger, and David Tay

weight has been positively correlated with seed vigor ( Smith et al., 1973a ) and seedling growth after emergence ( Smith et al., 1973b ). In Expt. 1, seed performance was evaluated by a) SG test or the ability to produce normal seedlings under optimal

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Charlene M. Grahn, Barbara Hellier, Chris Benedict, and Carol Miles

cultivar seed was produced at a different location than the NPGS accession seed. Therefore, the observed seed performance is potentially affected by genotype by environment interactions. After 7 d at 5 °C, 13 NPGS accessions (seven cos and six leaf) had 100

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Zhenhua Li, Yiling Liu, and RenXiang Liu

Schoor, R. Frandas, A. van Pijlen, J.G. Bino, R.J. 1998 Chlorophyll fluorescence of Brassica oleracea seeds as a non-destructive marker for seed maturity and seed performance Seed Sci. Res. 8 437 443 Kermode, A.R. Gifford, D.J. Bewley, J.D. 1985 The role

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Sang In Shim, Jun-Cheol Moon, Cheol Seong Jang, Paul Raymer, and Wook Kim

recreational uses. II. Management protocols Int. Turfgrass Res. J. 8 1230 1239 Frett, J.J. Pill, W.G. 1995 Improved seed performance of four fescue species with priming J. Turfgrass Manage. 1 13 21

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Burcu Begüm Kenanoglu, Ibrahim Demir, and Henk Jalink

oleracea seeds as a non-destructive marker for seeds maturity and seed performance Seed Sci. Res. 8 437 443 Konstantinova, P. Van der Schoor, R. Van den Bulk, R. Jalink, H. 2002 Chlorophyll fluorescence sorting as a method for improvement of barley seed

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Xiuli Shen, William S. Castle, and Frederick G. Gmitter Jr

the main causes of poor seed performance elsewhere varied depending on species, location, and cultural practices ( Mahadevan et al., 1999 ; Sivakumar et al., 2007 ). Casuarina seed germination percentages can vary from 14% to 50% depending on species

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Masoume Amirkhani, Anil N. Netravali, Wencheng Huang, and Alan G. Taylor

European Biostimulants Industry Council. < >. Farooq, M. Wahid, A. Kadambot, H.M.S. 2012 Micronutrient application through seed treatments—a review J. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr. 12 1 125 142 Halmer, P. 2004 Methods to improve seed

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Maria A. Macias-Leon and Daniel I. Leskovar

biosynthesis in roots of sunflower ( Helianthus annuus ) seedlings Physiol. Plant. 96 36 42 Halmer, P. 2004 Methods to improve seed performance in the field, p. 125–165, In: R.L. Benech Amold and R.A. Sanchez (eds.). Handbook of seed physiology: Application to

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Isabel Pimentel and Samuel Contreras

cultivar ( Table 1 ). Results show that temperature control around 20 °C and a R-light source produce better results, although changes in these conditions still improve seed performance. The effect of seed treatments on seed longevity was estimated by

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Olga A. Kildisheva, R. Kasten Dumroese, and Anthony S. Davis

germination percentage at the end of the testing period) is conventionally used to assess seed performance, other factors (i.e., germination rate and uniformity) are important ( Ching, 1959 ; Thomson and El-Kassaby, 1993 ). Combining multiple parameters into