Assessment of soybean seed vigour tests for eastern Australia

  title={Assessment of soybean seed vigour tests for eastern Australia},
  author={Mark Boersma and Mineral Law and Steve W. Adkins},
Vigour testing was undertaken on seed from 4 soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] cultivars taken from field trials in eastern Australia. The seed from each cultivar exhibited moderate to good germination and a range in vigour. Vigour tests consisted of the controlled deterioration and modified versions of the accelerated aging test. Accelerated aging was carried out in 4 ways using 2 periods of incubation (76 and 96 h), with or without the seed protectant Thiram to control saprophytic fungi… CONTINUE READING