GERMINATION OF "NEW SEASON'S" ALGERIAN OATS

  • E.O.C. Hyde

Abstract

GENERALLY farmers are aware that the sowing of "new season's" oats in the autumn is attended by the risk of poor germination. This danger is often avoided by sowing at a heavy rate, or by using I' old season's " seed. Nevertheless, the difficulty of judging the suitability of seed for autumn sowing not infrequently results in considerable loss. The trouble arises from the fact that the oat grain generally requires several months for its complete afterripening.
Published
1936-01-01