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Evaluation of seed vigour of four alfalfa cultivars by accelerated aging and conductivity tests

Kouchekey, A.; Haghighi, R.S.

BIABAN 5(1): 15-25

2000


Accession: 003439308

Medicago sativa Yazdi, Charahyonge, Bami and Hamedani seeds were evaluated by accelerated aging and conductivity tests. Cultivars varied in percentage germination, radicle and hypocotyl length, and each of these parameters were decreased with increased aging at 45 degrees C and 100% RH. Accelerated aging periods of 2 and 4 days were best for this type of test, because there was no differences between cultivars after 6 days.

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