Germination Characteristics of Polymer-Coated Canola (Brassica napus L.) Seeds Subjected to Moisture Stress at Different Temperatures

Polymer coatings have recently been developed to prevent germination and thereby reduce undesirable emergence of fall‐seeded canola in western Canada

Christian J. Willenborg

2010

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  • Polymer coatings have recently been developed to prevent germination and thereby reduce undesirable emergence of fall‐seeded canola in western Canada
  • Recent observations suggest that if seeds are not exposed to moist soil conditions in the fall, these polymer coats may prevent imbibition and subsequent germination during the following spring
  • Our objective was to determine the effects of moisture stress and polymer coat on canola seed germination characteristics in the laboratory
  • Germination characteristics of polymer‐coated seeds were negatively influenced by decreasing initial osmotic potential, at 5°C
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