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Early radicle emergence count after controlled deterioration (CD) predicts emergence potential better than final standard germination after CD in tomato varieties

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This work was carried out to test whether an early radicle emergence count after controlled deterioration (CD) predicts seedling emergence in tomato lots as well as a final count after CD. Controlled deterioration tests were carried out on seeds of 12 tomato varieties at 24% moisture content (m.c.), 47 and 49°C, for 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours. Single radicle emergence was counted 2, 3 and 4 days after sowing and final standard normal germination percentages were calculated after 14 days. Seedling emergence (SE) was conducted in peat moss at 20 ± 3°C, in an unheated glasshouse. Early radicle emergence counts gave higher correlation coefficient values than final counts after CD. Fourth day counts after 72 hours CD at 47 and 49°C gave the highest r values (0.92 and 0.79 at 47°C, 0.88 and 0.85 at 49°C for SE and MET, respectively). Early radicle emergence count after CD can be considered as an alternative, quicker method for vigour evaluation instead of final count after CD.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2015

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