Seed vigour and crop establishment: extending performance beyond adaptation.

  title={Seed vigour and crop establishment: extending performance beyond adaptation.},
  author={William E Finch-Savage and George W Bassel},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  volume={67 3},
Seeds are central to crop production, human nutrition, and food security. A key component of the performance of crop seeds is the complex trait of seed vigour. Crop yield and resource use efficiency depend on successful plant establishment in the field, and it is the vigour of seeds that defines their ability to germinate and establish seedlings rapidly, uniformly, and robustly across diverse environmental conditions. Improving vigour to enhance the critical and yield-defining stage of crop… CONTINUE READING
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