germinate Brazil nut
Antonio Brunori, U. Florida
ambr at gnv.ifas.ufl.edu
Mon Mar 21 11:26:30 EST 1994
In article <9403160038.AA10445 at sun1>, antje at menzies.su.edu.au (Antje Haase) writes:
> Hi folks,
> does anyone out there know how to make Brazil nuts germinate faster? My
> information is that it can be done by treatment with alkaline (NaOH) or
> sulfuric acid. My questions are:
> 1. is there any improved treatment? If so, how do you do it?
> 2. for the alkaline or acid treatment: what concentration of NaOH or sulfuric
> acid do you use and how long is the solution applied for?
I am not very familiar with the brasilian nut germination (beside that I would
have to crack and to open them to start the germination process), but I can
give you the address of a seed physiologist in Brasil.
She surely knows the updated techniques;
Her name is Dr Marlene de Matos Malavasi, Departamento de Fitotecnia
Universidade Federal Rural Do Rio de
Janeiro. Km 47 Antigua Rodovia Rio-
23851 Itaguai, RJ BRAZIL
I hope you can have from her the information you are looking for.
(her address was given me by Dr Mary Duryea, Forestry Dept. , Univ. of Florida)
(Agroforestry Interest Group Coordinator for the University of Florida)
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