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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Seed Archive and Storage Facilities

Authors
item McGrath, J Mitchell
item Koppin, Teresa - BEET SUGAR DEVEL FDTN
item Duckert, Timothy

Submitted to: Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: September 5, 2002
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Sugar beet seed storage facilities were updated, and seed is stored at 4C and 25% relative humidity. Over 15,000 packages of seed have been moved into the new storage facility. We used results from field scale germination studies to discard over 3,500 seedlots that showed no emergence. Current seed inventory includes: 7,825 crosses (0.1 to 50 g dating from 1985); 1,651 packages with seed listed as mutants, previous releases, or genetic stocks; 69 large seedlots of increases done locally; 277 seedlots of previous ARS germplasm releases, developmental populations, and combining ability populations grown in Oregon; 254 Plant Introductions obtained from the National Plant Germplasm System; and 100 commercial seedlots. Further characterization of this germplasm will be required prior to release. All reasonable requests for seed held at East Lansing will be honored.

Last Modified: 10/21/2014
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