The ecology and physiology of the cold resistance of cucumbers during emergence. III. The variability of cold resistance in cucumber seed samples of different varieties, age and source under laboratory and natural conditions
Segeta, V.; Tronickova, E.
Rostlinna Vyroba 12: 1113-1126, 1127-1142
ISSN/ISBN: 0370-663X Accession: 014727959
The unfavourable effect of cold on cucumber seeds in the soil became apparent after a certain stage was reached in the activation of metabolic and growth processes, prior to visually discernible germination. Emergence in non-treated seeds was depressed more than in fungicide-treated seeds, particularly at 14 degrees C, indicating that this depression was due not only to low temperature but also to a pathogenic microflora.