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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Technique for dehulling seeds
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sandpaper and block

A sander's block and sandpaper from the local home improvement store help to quickly dehull seeds for germination process.

Purchase a package with several choices of sandpaper. Begin with medium grit and experiment with amount of applied pressure to dehull the seeds without damaging them. Remember, you do not want to dislodge the embryo.

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Last Modified: 9/5/2014
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