Environmental Factors Affecting Seed Germination

Emily E. Hoover

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The effects of environmental factors are crucial to seed germination and continued seedling growth. These factors include water, oxygen, temperature, light, and nutrients. A constant supply of water must be available for uptake by the seed for germination to occur. However, a balance between water and oxygen in the propagation medium is also essential. In a waterlogged medium, oxygen is not present in high enough concentrations for germination and seedling growth to occur. Monitoring the moisture level and, thus, the oxygen level in the medium will boost success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781420065091
ISBN (Print)9781466503885
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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