Electrical Conductivity Testing as Applied to the Assessment of Freshly Collected Kielmeyera coriacea Mart. Seeds

Kennya Mara Oliveira Ramos, Juliana M. M. Matos, Rosana C. C. Martins, Ildeu S. Martins
2012 ISRN Agronomy  
Assessment of seed vigor has long been an important tool of seed quality control programs. The conductivity test is a promising method for assessment of seed vigor, but proper protocols for its execution have yet to be established. The objective of this study was to assess the efficiency of electrical conductivity (EC) testing as a means of assessing the viability of freshly collected Kielmeyera Coriacea Mart. seeds. The test was performed on individual seeds rather than in a bulk
more » ... bulk configuration. Seeds were soaked for different periods (30 min, 90 min, 120 min., 180 min, and 240 min) at a constant temperature of 25°C. Conductivity was then measured with a benchtop EC meter.
doi:10.5402/2012/378139 fatcat:n3krhczyurg5rdfvph7qyhb4ye