Recent Developments in Seed Technology

Seed enhancement technologies have expanded over the last 10 years due to the vegetable industry's demands for strong and uniform stand establishment. Precision seeding reduces seed costs per acre and seed enhancement increases production flexibility and harvest pack-out. Since many of the leafy vegetables and cole crops mature in 60-90 days and flower-plug production requires even less time, plant uniformity in stand establishment has become a critical production consideration. The purpose of this paper is to describe selected seed technology advances that have assisted, or will in the near future, the development of better and more uniform vegetable stands.

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