+ Site Statistics
References:
52,654,530
Abstracts:
29,560,856
PMIDs:
28,072,755
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Variability of maize seed imbibition rates as influenced by seed size distribution and coating application



Variability of maize seed imbibition rates as influenced by seed size distribution and coating application



Agronomie 18(4): 247-260



Irregular coating application levels may modify the variability of seed imbibitions and thus lengthen germination and emergence. In order to characterise this effect, imbibitions of non-coated and coated maize (Zea mays L.) seeds were performed in air saturated with water vapour. Three coatincs were used at five application levels and water content variability was characterised. Data were modelled to estimate the coatings' water diffusion coefficients. Stochastic simulations were then performed on theoretical seed sets. The effects of coatings on this variability were either absent, positive or negative. For non-coated seeds and two coatings, the imbibition model simulated water content variabilities very close to the experimental ones by accounting only for the distribution of the 'surface/volume' ratios. For the third coating, it was necessary to account also for the correlation between seed size and coating weight.

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 003330439

Download citation: RISBibTeXText


Related references

Effects of coating on seed imbibition: II. Effect of coating rates. Crop Science 37(6): 1850-1857, 1997

Study on application rates of the fertilizer ECOMIC as a seed coating for tomatoes, maize and soyabeans. Cultivos Tropicales 18(1): 13-15, 1997

Effect of polyamines on chilling tolerance in seed imbibition and seed germination in maize. Acta Agronomica Sinica 34(2): 261-267, 2008

Seed agronomy of jute. I. Production and quality of Corchorus olitorius seed as influenced by seed size used at planting. Seed Science and Technology 28(1): 129-139, 2000

Effect of seed weight and seed protein content on imbibition dynamics and total imbibition. Selekcija i Semenarstvo 2(1): 99-102, 1995

Forage maize production (rabi) as influenced by seed rates and nitrogen. Journal of Maharashtra Agricultural Universities 16(1): 102-103, 1991

Impact of seed-coating polymers on maize seed decay by soilborne Pythium species. Seed treatment: progress and prospects: Proceedings of a Symposium held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, 5-7 January 1994: 117-121, 1994

Effects of polymeric seed coating on stand establishment and seed maize decay caused by Pythium spp. Phytopathology 84(10): 1153, 1994

Seed coating material and seed size effects on agronomic characteristics of oversown pasture species. Journal of the Korean Society of Grassland Science 20(1): 67-76, 2000

Effects of seed size, seed position on the parent cob and parental cob size on the leaf area of maize under field conditions. European Journal of Agronomy 4(3): 363-369, 1995

Effect of seed coating with Mesurol for protection of seed and sprouting maize against bird damage, with consideration to varietal tolerance and side-effects. Pflanzenschutz Nachrichten: 72, 24 279-320, 1971

Storability of soybean seed as influenced by the variety seed size and storage container. Seed Research (New Delhi) 16(1): 81-87, 1988

Vigor of soybean seed as influenced by sowing and harvest dates and seed size. Seed Science & Technology 14(1): 87-94, 1986

Variability in seed weight, oil content and specific gravity as influenced by seed, pod and branch position on the plant of Brassica carinata. Oleagineux 27(6): 315-319, 1972

Quality of seed and nutrient uptake of onion seed as influenced by bulb size, varieties and spacings. Progressive Agriculture 5(1/2): 44-46, 2005