Effect of different harvesting dates and drying processes on the viability of seeds of Guinea grass (Panicum maximum Jacq.)
Favoretto, V.; Rodrigues, L.R. de A.
Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia 9(2): 271-280
In field trials at Jaboticabal in 1976 the effects of harvesting Guinea grass Coloniao for seed 28, 32 or 36 days after head emergence and drying (a) the separated seeds in the sun, (b) panicles in the sun or (c) panicles slowly in the shade on seed viability were studied. Opt. germination was obtained with (a) when the seeds were harvested at 36 days.