EFFECT OF DRYING RATE AND TEMPERATURE ON DRYING INJURY OF CORN SEED

@inproceedings{Herter1989EFFECTOD,
  title={EFFECT OF DRYING RATE AND TEMPERATURE ON DRYING INJURY OF CORN SEED},
  author={Ulrich Herter and Joseph S. Burris},
  year={1989}
}
Seed injury has frequently occurred during the drying of corn Zea mays L. seed. This study was conducted to define the effects of drying temperature and drying rate on seed quality. Shelled samples were not injured when dried at 35 °C, even though they dried more rapidly than ear samples at 50 °C. However, shelled seed samples lost viability much more rapidly than ear samples when dried at 50 °C. Drying seed at 50 °C and elevated humidity versus low humidity reduced drying rate and slowed seed… CONTINUE READING