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      Seed storage in corn and soybeans

Seed longevity and deterioration

Storage of crop plants inevitably leads to seed deterioration. This is first evidenced by reduced seed vigor followed by a loss of viability. Studies in this area have focused on understanding biochemical changes that determine seed deterioration and on mathematical models that can be used to predict seed longevity under various storage environments.


Related Publications:

      Egli, D.B., TeKrony, D.M., and Spears, J.F. 2005. High temperature stress and soybean seed quality: Stage of seed development. Seed Technolnology 27: 177-189.

      TeKrony, D.M., Schande, T., Rucker, M., and Egli, D.B. 2005. Effect of seed shape on corn germination and vigor during warehouse and controlled environmental storage. Seed Science and Technology 33: 185-187.

      Siriwitayawan, G., Downie, A.B., and Geneve, R.L. 2003. Ethylene evolution is positively correlated with seed vigor in sweet corn and tomato seed lots with differing vigor levels but similar germination capacity. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 128: 608-614.

      Siriwitayawan, G., Dutt, M. Kester, S.T., Downie, A.B., and Geneve, R.L. 2003. Seed ageing in tomato reduces the capacity of seeds to produce ethylene, while priming increases ethylene evolution during germination. In: K.J. Bradford, D. Come, G. Nicolas and H. Pritchard, (eds.) The Biology of Seeds: Recent Research Advances. CAB International. London. p.p. 441-446.

      TeKrony, D.M., Egli, D.B., and Rucker, M. 2001. Survival characteristics of inbred corn seed during storage. Seed Technology 23: 197-205.

      Vieira, R.D., TeKrony, D.M., Egli, D.B., and Rucker, M. 2001. Electrical conductivity of soybean seeds after storage in several environments. Seed Science and Technology 29: 599-608.

      Tang, S., Tekrony, D.M., Egli, D.B., and Cornelius, P. 2000. An alternative model to predict corn seed deterioration during storage. Crop Science 40: 463-470.


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