Glen Gilchrist. Seed Treatment Effects on Emergence of Luffa aegyptiaca


Natural Sciences / Biology / Ecology

Submitted on: Apr 03, 2012, 09:13:01

Description: Luffa aegyptiaca (Luffa sponge gourd) is increasingly seen as both a source of vegetative nutrition and as a source of the "luffa" used as to exfoliate during bathing. As such, the commercial growing of Luffa aegyptiaca is increasingly being investigated using more intensive farming methods. Two factors traditionally used to promote / speed germination and emergence of vegetable seeds is investigated. It is concluded that temperature pre-treatment of the seeds (-12C, 24 hours) yields a p=0.004 significance in promoting emergence, whilst pre soaking (water, 18C, 24hrs) yields p=0.821

The abstract of this article has been published in the "Intellectual Archive Bulletin" , April 2012, ISSN 1929-1329.

The Library of Congress (USA) reference page : http://lccn.loc.gov/2012210064.
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Investigating the emergence of Luffa seeds.pdf



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