Seed germination and fertilizer
logand at msdos.montpellier.inra.fr
Wed Feb 1 06:36:40 EST 1995
>hello! I am trying to help a student determine if there is any
>difference in seed germination when fertilizer is used. If anyone can
>help, it would be greatly appreciated. It is science project time.
Yes, the effect of direct fertilizer treatments (esp. nitrogen availability
itself) on seed germination is well documented. Plant Phys. books and Monographs
on germination (plenty about) will provide more details. However, not sure, if
you mean the germination of seed which were produced on plant from fertilised
soil versus those from plant on less fertile soil (I know nothing about the
results of this type of experiment) or whether you mean the germination of +/-
identical seed on medium of differing nutrient availability?
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