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Germination Environment

Seed germination is the process of emergence of the root and shoot, leading to the growth of a seedling. The ability to choose and implement appropriate cultural practices to achieve this end demands an understanding of the germination requirements of seeds. Seed germination in the nursery can be divided into two stages, where stage one encompasses the time from seed sowing to radicle emergence, or emergence from the growing medium if seeds are covered. Stage two begins with radicle emergence and lasts until the first true leaf emerges.

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Publication: Seed Handling Guidebook