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Techniques to Determine Total Viability in Native Seed

The deep dormancy exhibited by seeds of many native plants can lead to the under estimation of total viability in laboratory tests. Pre-treatment of dormant seeds with gibberellic acid to break dormancy prior to testing for germination or total viability can give a more accurate assessment of seed quality.


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Author(s): Nancy Vivrette

Publication: Native Plants: Propagating and Planting

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