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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Stress Test with Hydrogen Peroxide: Sugar Beet Seed Germination in Solution Reflects Relative Emergence Potential

item McGrath, J Mitchell

Submitted to: International Institute for Sugarbeet Research Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: September 25, 2002
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Investigation of sugar beet seed germination in water, hydrogen peroxide, and other solutions has revealed insights into the mechanism of seedling vigor in beets. Results showed that germination in solution reflected the relative emergence potential of sugar beet in the field. Experiments at East Lansing should be repeated elsewhere to gauge their applicability in commercial applications.

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