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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 53

Techniques for Manipulating Seeds and Seedlings for High Quality Flower Seedlings

Brian E. Corr

pp: 41-49


Seed and seeding quality are like many things; hard to define but easy to recognize when one sees it. Seedling quality is becoming more important all the time with increasing emphasis on plug production and automation. When seeds are sown in open seedling flats it is very hard tell if germination is 70% or 90%, but a plug tray with 392 cells, which has 353 seedlings (90%) looks very different from one with 274 seedlings (70%).

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