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Plant Growth Process: How Does A Plant Grow?

Plant growth is the process by which the plant grows in size. A matured plant has a strong stem and healthy leaves. The growth process is enhanced by the nutrients and the light energy that is used during photosynthesis. To get an overview of the plant growth process read on… …

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Best ways to grow plants from seed?

The best way to grow plants from seed varies depending on the type of plant being grown. Most plants are best started indoors with as little root disturbance as possible. Additional requirements, such as seed treatment prior to planting, varies depending on the seeds.     In order to grow …

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How Do I Choose the Best Light for Seedlings?

The best light for seedlings is an approximation of natural, outdoor sunlight. When available, seedling containers may be placed in the direct sunlight provided by a southern facing window inside the home. This type of light source may be recreated using a combination of different types of fluorescent bulbs. These …

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Plant seeds protect their genetic material against dehydration

dehydration When seeds from the thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana mature, their cell nuclei reduce in size and the chromatin condenses Plant seeds represent a special biological system: They remain in a dormant state with a significantly reduced metabolism and are thus able to withstand harsh environmental conditions for extended periods. The water …

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Pre-Treatment Of Seed Before Sowing

Two processes must take place in order that Prosopis seed can germinate: water imbibition and gaseous exchange. However, various types of inhibition caused by seed envelopes, i.e., impermeability to water, impermeability to oxygen, mechanical barrier to radicle protusion, etc., can result in dormancy of the seeds. Repeated attempts to germinate Prosopis seed with intact endocarps …

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Seedling Production

A seedling is young plant saprophytes developing out of plant embryo from a seed up to one metre of height and the term seedling production is the production of seedlings for a certain purpose, especially plantation. The scope of seedling production has been brought by various issues on environmental protection, …

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Seed Treatment

Seeds are to be tested before use or sowing in the beds or fields as the success or failure of artificial regeneration work depends on the quality of seeds. When the treatment is given before sowing in the field, it is called pre-sowing treatment. If some species of seeds are …

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Storage of Seed

The timing of Prosopis seed collection and subsequent planting programs can make it advantageous to have some means of storing viable, high quality seed. Before storing, of course, the seed must be properly dried. In storing, the respiration of seed must be reduced to the lowest possible level by lowering storage temperature. …

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Packaging of seed

        It is important to package seed in dry containers for proper storage. For small quantities of seed, these containers may be tin cans, jars, or pots that are glazed on the inside; even reinforced boxes or bags can be suitable. Metal or plastic jerricans, or drums …

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Assessment of Seed Quality

        Prior to storage or sowing, the physiological quality of the seed should be assessed; this is especially important if seed is to be stored for a long period of time before sowing. The following quality tests should be carried out by trained personnel: Sampling If a …

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