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Emergence and the conductometric test for single seed peas

Karol W. Duczmal, Krzysztof Ratajczak

Department of Seed Science and Technology
Faculty of Horticulture, Poznań Agricultural University
Baranowo, 62-081 PrzeĽmierowo, Poland

The use of the conductometric test to evaluate the vigour of seed peas is deceptive. The present authors studied point out a potentially incorrect interpretation of the conductometric results, since the magnitude of electrolyte leakage from single seed peas fails to correlate with their growth potential. Moreover, it is impossible to find out the seed capacity for developing plants on the basis of electroconductivity of aqueous extracts from single seeds.

Duczmal K.W., Ratajczak K., 1993. Emergence and the conductometric test for single seed peas. Folia Horticulturae V/1: 39-49.