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9. Seed Germination and Sowing Options

How seeds are handled, treated, and sown can affect the genetic diversity and the quality of the crop produced. Growers need to balance the desire for uniform crops and schedules with the need to protect the diverse characteristics within species. In this chapter, we discuss seed characteristics, treatments to improve or stimulate germination, and different types of sowing options for seeds.

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Author(s): Tara Luna, Kim M. Wilkinson, R. Kasten Dumroese

Publication: Tropical Nursery Manual