FACTORS AFFECTING THE GERMINATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF MONOGERM SUGAR BEET



6.  CONCLUSIONS


The laboratory germination performance of beet seed is extremely variable even under standard germination conditions.  Mean germination times at standard temperatures can be shortened by seed treatments but final germination percentages are not affected.  However final germinations can be improved at 7.5°C by advancing.

 

Improvements in germination performance by seed treatments are unlikely to produce yield responses large enough to economically justify use in practice.  Cheap treatments therefore, fully compatible with the existing standard processing procedure must be developed to improve establishment and ultimately sugar yields.

 


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