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Planting seeds by hand has been important since the beginning of agriculture more than 10,000 years ago, and hand seeding is still important for major staple crops like corn ( Zea mays ) in many parts of the developing world ( Aikins et al., 2010

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173 WORKSHOP 29 Seed Storage

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most important fresh vegetable in the country ( USDA, 2007 ). Lettuce seed quality is important because it affects seedling emergence and uniformity of growth, which is fundamental for attaining high yield and quality in a single harvest ( Smith et al

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Lettuce is an important salad crop that is grown year-round in the United States from either direct seeding or transplants. In both cases, lettuce seeds are often exposed to higher than the optimal temperatures, which results in poor and

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. It bears large clusters of creamy white flowers in early summer and produces seed panicles, which have a slight ornamental appeal. Japanese tree lilac cultivars grown from seed are not true to parent and require clonal propagation for commercial

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This article is a record of my experience with commercial seed coating. It is neither a survey of the literature nor a statistical comparison of experimental and commercial coatings. Instead, the intent is to provide a

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Africa, Thailand, America, Israel, Mauritius, and Mexico ( Chen et al., 2013 ). Litchi is generally propagated by seeds, stem cuttings, grafting, marcottage, and stooling. However, new litchi cultivars with improved and desired characteristics can only be

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Watermelon is an important species of the genus Citrullus ( Robinson and Decker-Walters, 1997 ) known mainly for its sweet, edible flesh. However, in Asia and West Africa, watermelon seeds are consumed in a wide variety of foods including snacks

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Lettuce ( Lactuca sativa L.) is one of the most commonly cultivated fresh vegetable crops in the world and its establishment requires high-quality seeds. Lettuce seed thermoinhibition (inability to germinate at high temperatures) and

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